Articles by: admin

Do Big Tea Party Groups Support Candidates… or Themselves?

Do Big Tea Party Groups Support Candidates… or Themselves?

There was no shortage of individuals and groups jumping on the Dave Brat bandwagon after his upset win last month over Eric Cantor. Smaller, local Tea Party chapters did their part to help his campaign, along with national talk show hosts Glenn Beck, Laura Ingraham and Mark Levin. But the bigger, national Tea Party groups didn’t give the economics professor […]

Gadsden Flag Prank Gets High School Senior Kicked Out of School

Gadsden Flag Prank Gets High School Senior Kicked Out of School

In another story of political correctness in public education (where free speech and original thinking are frowned upon), a harmless prank at a Colorado high school got a soon-to-be-graduate in trouble. The Examiner reported that on May 9, Greg Stonebruner replaced the school’s flag at Central High School in Grand Junction, Colorado with the “Don’t Tread On Me” flag – […]

Does this Tea Party Group Really Fight for Limited Government?

Does this Tea Party Group Really Fight for Limited Government?

Normally, our focus here at Tea Party Update is on candidates, elections and limited-government principles. However, this article is an exception because of a recent e-mail we received from TeaParty.org. The content of the message, the fund-raising pitch and a couple of “red flags” made us wonder if this group is really about limited government principles… or money, prestige and […]

George Will: Tea Party Still “Huge Force” in Republican Party

George Will: Tea Party Still “Huge Force” in Republican Party

Given the lack of success in Republican primaries this year, many Beltway pundits have written off the Tea Party movement. However, there’s one well-known exception who would beg to differ. In a recent interview with the Daily Caller’s Jamie Weinstein, Washington Post columnist, former ABC and current Fox News commentator George Will weighed in on the impact and relevance the […]

Eric Cantor Got Booed – and Took a Big Political Hit – in His Home District

Eric Cantor Got Booed – and Took a Big Political Hit – in His Home District

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor got an unexpected reception at the 7th Congressional District convention held in Richmond on May 10. According to multiple reports (and this YouTube video), Cantor was booed and heckled by conservative Tea Party activists in his own district. Then the Majority Leader’s day went from bad to worse. Cantor supporter and incumbent Linwood Cobb was […]

Mississippi Mudslinging Gives Thad Cochran the Win… for Now

Mississippi Mudslinging Gives Thad Cochran the Win… for Now

The Republican run-off primary in Mississippi between long-time incumbent Thad Cochran and Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniels was going to be a fiercely-contested election with plenty of mudslinging. However, FEC documents disclosed that the race was dirtier than previously thought. Cochran’s campaign enlisted the services of a scandal-plagued Democratic operative named Mitzi Bickers to get black Democrats to the polls. […]

GOP Spends $9.7 Million to Attack Republicans – But Only $3.7 Million to Attack Democrats

GOP Spends $9.7 Million to Attack Republicans – But Only $3.7 Million to Attack Democrats

If you needed more proof that the Establishment is hell-bent on attacking Tea Party candidate, a report on campaign expenditures confirms it. Or as comedian Bill Engvall says, “Here’s your sign.” A recent study by the Center For Public Integrity revealed that from January 1 through May 6, Republican PACs and outside groups have spent about $9.7 million attacking Republican […]

Democratic Strategist: “GOP Foolish to Ignore Tea Party”

Democratic Strategist: “GOP Foolish to Ignore Tea Party”

When Washington insiders finally get it, you know you’re making progress. Last weekend, a veteran Democratic consultant commented on why Eric Cantor lost, and why the Tea Party is very important to the success of the Republican Party. Donna Brazile, DNC Vice Chairwoman and strategist who ran Al Gore’s Presidential campaign, said that Republican candidates who ignore the Tea Party […]

The Biggest Tea Party Win of 2014

The Biggest Tea Party Win of 2014

If anyone thought the Tea Party movement or candidates were going away anytime soon – well, think again. In the biggest upset of the 2014 primary season, economics professor and Tea Party candidate Dave Brat defeated the second most powerful Republican in the House, Majority Leader Eric Cantor. With just over 65,000 total votes cast in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, […]

Establishment Republicans Target Renegade Tea Party Incumbent

Establishment Republicans Target Renegade Tea Party Incumbent

After scoring big wins in the May 6 primaries, the GOP Establishment now takes aim at one of the most anti-establishment Congressmen in Washington, Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan. A couple of big companies and Republican Congressmen are supporting his primary opponent, businessman Brian Ellis. Ellis was also a 14-year member of the East Grand Rapids School Board before he […]