Crowley Political Report just received this release from the Newt Gingrich campaign touting support from the Florida Tea Party Coaltion:
Lake County, FL – Newt 2012 FL announced the formal support of more than 30 Florida based Tea Party leaders who have pledged their support to Newt Gingrich for President of the United States. The coalition of Florida Tea Party Leaders will help elect Newt and defeat Massachusetts Moderate Mitt Romney and then President Barack Obama.
“I’ve considered all the candidates, and Speaker Gingrich has the right combination of vision and experience to lead this country out of the economic misery created by government overreach that has been occurring for generations,” said Peter Lee, Founder and Director of the East Side Tea Party of Orlando. “It is clear to me and many others in the Tea Party movement that Newt is the Reagan Conservative that America needs – not a Massachusetts Moderate.”
“I stand with Newt because I know he will stand up to the establishment and insist on fiscal reforms. Obama and his failed policies have met their match. With the Speaker's leadership, and engaged citizens, we can restore prosperity to America,” concluded Patricia Sullivan, Patriot Army Founder.
Coalition supporters hosted Speaker Gingrich at the Lakeside Inn for a Tea Party rally.
Florida Tea Party Coalition with Newt:
Patricia Sullivan, Patriot Army Founder; Karin Hoffman, DC Works For US, Founder;
Karena Morrison, State Advisory Team for GOOOH in Florida;
Tom Gaitens, Former State Director for Freedom Works;
Sharon Calvert, Tampa Tea Party; Tom Tillison Central Orlando Tea Party Council
Juan C Torres, Latino American Tea Party; Mike Hill, NW Florida Tea Party;
Alan Berkelhammer , Gainesville Tea Party; Alice Beutien, Putnam County Tea Party
Audrey Rumsey, Hernando County Tea Party Coordinator;
Bob Knox, American Citizens League;
Carol Knighton, Co-founder Leesburg Regional Tea Party;
Charlie Perez, Gilchrist County Tea Party; Deanna May Keystone Heights Tea Party;
Diane Leone, St. Johns Tea Party; Don Anderson, Sarasota 912;
Don Eaton, Conservative Liberty Alliance; Donna Hoak, Conservative Liberty Alliance;
Eli Knighton, Conservative Liberty Alliance; Jerry Bell, DC Works For Us Broward;
Ruth Bell, DC Works For Us Broward; Jesse Phillips, Restore America;
Kay Eaton, Conservative Liberty Alliance; Ken Rbideau, Conservative Liberty Alliance;
Letha Fadeley, Tea Party Manatee; Nancy Haynes, Hernando County Tea Party;
Peter Lee, East Side Tea Party Orlando; Steve Norflus, Conservative Liberty Alliance;
Steve Vernon, Tea Party Manatee; Steve Williams, Lake Area Tea Party;
Terry Beutien, Putnam County Tea Party; Tom Nelson, Fort Walton Beach Tea Party;
Tony Ledbetter, Vice President, Volusia 912 Inc.; Steve Williams, Lake Area Tea Party;
Vance Jochim, North Lake County Tea Party; Steve Norflus, Conservative Liberty Alliance; Steve Vernon, Tea Party Manatee.
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