Tea Party Express Rescinds Minnick Endorsement in favor of Labrador
The Tea Party Express has rescinded its endorsement of Rep. Walt Minnick (D-ID), the only House Democrat it backed this election cycle, because he doesn't plan on working to repeal the health care bill.
The Tea Party Express will now endorse Minnick's opponent, Republican Raul Labrador.
Minnick is a conservative Democrat who upset Rep. Bill Sali (R-ID) two years ago, even as Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) carried the district by 26 points over President Obama.
Minnick's district is the most-Republican-leaning seat now held by a Democrat and the 27th most Republican district in the country.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 22, 2010
CONTACT: Levi Russell at (509) 979-6615 or via email at: Levi@FrontLineStrat.comTea Party Express Endorses Raul Labrador Over Walt Minnick in Idaho
The Tea Party Express (website:
www.TeaPartyExpress.org) is pleased to announce we are endorsing conservative Republican Raul Labrador for Congress (Idaho) in his race against Democrat incumbent, Walt Minnick.
During the Primary Election campaign the Tea Party Express had endorsed Congressman Minnick for re-election in light of his independence in standing up to significant items in President Obama's agenda.
Since then, Congressman Minnick has engaged in a pattern of behavior which shows he is more responsive to the Democrat Party's establishment than he is the voters of Idaho.
Congressman Minnick has refused to support the repeal of the ObamaCare government-run health care plan.
Congressman Minnick has received the endorsement of ultra-liberal House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, after he voted for her in his first term. He refuses to say he will vote against her in the next session of Congress despite how abundantly clear her liberal agenda has become to everyone it seems but Congressman Minnick.
And on July 19th he "declined" the endorsement of the nation's largest tea party organization, the Tea Party Express, after receiving significant pressure from the Democratic Party's leadership.
The Tea Party Express has spent the past three month's evaluating Congressman Minnick's disappointing behavior