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Florida Tea Party Candidate Promotes Postage Stamp Conspiracy Theory

By J Clifford

Florida’s 8th congressional district is currently represented by Bill Posey, a Republican with a 67 percent Conservative Action Score on the That’s My Congress legislative scorecard system. For the Tea Party, that’s not conservative enough. So, under the name of the Tea Party, a man named Karl Balone is challenging Representative Posey in the 2014 election.… Read more ...

The Sudden Death and Flawed Rebirth of the Florida Tea Party

Austin Cassidy at Uncovered Politics:

The Florida Tea Party, an officially recognized political party in the state of Florida, was disbanded earlier this month by former party chair Peg Dunmire.

In 2010, the TEA Party gave many state Republicans cause for concern when they filed more than two dozen candidates for office.… Read more ...

Limbaugh: disgruntled tea partiers could bolt the GOP to form a third party

Kenric Ward in Sunshine State News, by way of the Florida TEA Party:

…Limbaugh… tweaked establishment Republicans by predicting that disgruntled tea partiers could bolt the GOP to form a third party.

“They know they’re a majority in the country. If they conclude that they have no influence with the current crop of Republicans, they’ll go third party,” Limbaugh opined.… Read more ...

Florida Tea Party responds to State of the State address

Press release emailed to IPR:

“I was pleased with the tone and subjects covered by the Governor. We strongly support Governor Scott’s efforts to bring the state budget under control and be on the side of the taxpayers of Florida.”

“Governor Scott will have a tough fight on his hands to overcome the forces of special interests to implement his bold initiatives.… Read more ...

Various Republican Party Lawsuits Against Florida Ballot-Qualified Tea Party Candidates are Dismissed

Ballot Access News:

In 2010, a new party called the Tea Party qualified for the Florida ballot. Many of the Tea Party nominees had their ballot positions challenged in lawsuits filed by various Republicans. For a summary of these lawsuits, see this web page of “Central Florida Republicans.” Most of these lawsuits have been dismissed.… Read more ...

Florida TEA Party response to the State of the Union

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

Good evening. I am Peg Dunmire, Chairman of the Florida TEA Party. What is your American Dream?

You may want to start your own business; invent new products; or move to take a new job. You may want to own your own house; we all want our children to have a better life than we have had; and we want our parents and us to age graciously and with dignity.… Read more ...

Florida Tea Party Wins Federal Lawsuit Over Tea Party Name

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:


For Immediate Release
For Further Information
Contact: Doug Guetzloe
(407) 312-1781

Tea Party (TEA) wins Federal Lawsuit over Tea Party Name.
Plaintiffs Drop lawsuit in face of upcoming court trial.
Tea Party to seek $200,000 in damages and court costs.
Tea Party will determine who will be able to use Tea Party name in the future.… Read more ...

Florida Tea Party Candidates receive over 300,000 votes in first general election campaign

Press release from the Florida Tea Party sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

Tea Party looks to 2012 election


As Chairman Fred O’Neal stated publicly several weeks ago that it would be a “victory just to have our Tea Party candidates on the ballot on November 2nd.”… Read more ...

Tea Party of Florida not doing well in early results

From the results coming in thread:

In FL-12, Republican Dennis Ross has solidly won. Florida Tea Party candidate Randy Wilkinson sagged in the polls to 11% with 95% reporting. Peg Dunmire is at 3.3%, despite her $250k investment in the race, with 84% reporting.

More coverage at Uncovered PoliticsRead more ...

Tea Party Congressional Nominee Peg Dunmire Election Day Schedule & Victory Party

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

Peg Dunmire and her campaign bus, the “Tea Kettle Express” will be visiting voting sites
on Tuesday, 11/2/10 and meeting with volunteers and voters at these locations.

9:30 a.m.

Edgewood City Hall

405 Larue Ave, Edgewood

10:30 a.m.

Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church

1655 Peel Ave, Orlando

11:15 a.m.… Read more ...

Newt Gingrich Targeting TEA Party Candidate Randy Wilkinson in FL-12

The latest from The Ledger:

“Hi, this is Newt Gingrich…Florida Democrats have created a fake Tea political party to split our conservative vote and keep (House Speaker) Nancy Pelosi in power.

“The liberals’ fake Tea Party candidate for your district is Randy Wilkinson.

“Don’t be fooled by Wilkinson’s Tea Party label.

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Update on Florida Tea Party candidate Peg Dunmire: debate, endorsements from Libertarian and Conservative Parties

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Candidates in Crucial Race for Florida’s 8th Congressional District to Meet for Debate on Oct. 27

“Showdown on the I-4 Corridor” will be last chance to see candidates in joint appearance before election

Orlando, Fla. (Oct. 8, 2010) – Candidates in the hotly contested race for Florida’s 8th Congressional District seat will meet in a debate on Oct.… Read more ...