Tea Party Express Coming to Southern Indiana

The Tea Party Express will be in southern Indiana Saturday to host two rallies as part of the group’s “Restoring the American Dream” tour. Based in California, the political action committee’s tour is focused on battleground states in this year’s congressional and presidential elections where tea party candidates are vying for office. Across the country, […]

Tea Party President Challenges Meeks in Democratic Primary

Louisville Tea Party President and founder Wendy Caswell is set to challenge state Rep. Reginald Meeks, D-Louisville, in the May primary. Though the Tea Party is known to have had conservative views on fiscal and social issues, the 27-year-old waitress has been a registered Democrat her entire life and political observers are eager to see […]

Adams: Ditch Williams Message Not Personal

A prominent Tea Party leader who called on the Republican Party of Kentucky to ditch gubernatorial nominee David Williams says the recommendation wasn’t personal, but Williams’s inner circle is spotlighting some disparaging comments he made about the GOP nominee. Kentucky Knows Best Executive Director David Adams is the former campaign manager for Republican Phil Moffett, […]

Paul Joins Tea Party Pile On of McCain

After mocking the Tea Party while discussing the ongoing debt ceiling negotiations Wednesday,  Sen. John McCain, R-Az., is being pummeled by freshman members of Congress and activists for the remarks. The former Republican presidential candidate called activists associated with the movement “tea-party hobbits” while dismissing the possibility of a Balanced Budget Amendment passing the Senate. […]

Williams Replaces Campaign Manager With Rubio Staffer

Kentucky Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams has hired a new campaign manager with ties to the Tea Party to run his statewide bid in the fall election. The campaign will be run by Luke B. Marchant, who currently serves as a special assistant to U.S. Sen. Marc Rubio, R-Fl., after working as the political director […]

Weekly Standard Profiles Paul’s Balancing Act

Standing somewhere between the “fringe and GOP establishment,” U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is (potentially) the most important conservative statesman in the country, according to the Weekly Standard. At least that’s what a profile in an upcoming issue of the opinion magazine submits for public consideration. The balancing act for Paul over the past four […]

UPDATE: Donnelly Expected to Announce U.S. Senate Bid

The race for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by veteran Republican incumbent Richard Lugar is getting more interesting with the rumored entrance of U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., who will reportedly announce his candidacy Monday. From the Associated Press: Two Democrats with firsthand knowledge of Donnelly’s plans told The Associated Press that the congressman […]

Paul and Rubio Downplay Rivalry Over Tea Party Mantle

Among the freshman class of Tea Party candidates, few carry the star power of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., but Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fl., is certainly being billed as a chief rival to the Bowling Green ophthalmologist. From Politico: At times, it seems Rubio has tried to marginalize Paul. Rubio once casually referred to Paul’s […]

Congress Won’t See Third Paul

Ending all speculation, the son of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Tx., and brother of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., ruled out a run for a soon-to-be-vacated Senate seat. Texas physician Robert Paul told students at the University of North Texas last week that he isn’t interested in running for public office—yet. From Politico: “I think […]

Activists Hold Another 'Tea Party' In Louisville

Activists gathered in Louisville’s Central Park Saturday for a rally in favor of smaller government. The event coincided with a stop from the Tea Party Express bus tour. The national campaign grew out of the so-called tea parties held on April 15th to protest government spending. The rally featured conservative speakers and calls to change […]