Monday, July 19, 2010

Dem Congressman rejects Tea Party endorsement after Mark Williams firestorm

Thanks, but no thanks. Three weeks after being endorsed by the Tea Party Express, a Democratic Congressman from Idaho is saying no thanks amid the racial controversy surrounding the group. A fiscal conservative from Boise, Rep. Walt Minnick is the only Democrat endorsed by the right-leaning group. He grudgingly accepted the endorsement in April. But the latest firestorm over Mark Williams has made Minnick go sour on the Tea Party. "The reprehensible blog post by your spokesman was clearly in poor taste," Minnick said in a letter to the co-chair of the Party...more

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