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Poll Shows 18% Would Vote for a Tea Party Candidate Over Major Parties in TX

Earlier today IPR reported on the results for the Green and Libertarian Parties in various Texas statewide races. However, I later found one really interesting question wedged in the results.

Q20. Do you consider yourself to be part of the Tea Party movement?
1. Yes 31%
2. No 69%

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Florida TEA Party reports another legal victory

Press release sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

This just in: the Florida TEA Party reports that a Tallahassee circuit judge has affirmed a place on the Nov. 2 ballot for John DeVries, the party’s nominee to take on state Rep. Chris Dorworth, R-Longwood, who’s the GOP Speaker-designate in 2014-16.

A release from TEA Party spokesman and political consultant Doug Guetzloe said Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford denied a motion of for an emergency injunction that would have removed DeVries from the November ballot.… Read more ...

When “Other” Becomes a Real Choice

Despite it being a Republican year, Democrat Rep. Alan Grayson may be in a secure position in his swing district. From internal polling his camp recently released,

 In the first post-primary poll conducted in FL-8, Congressman Alan Grayson enjoys a 13-point lead. The results are:

Alan Grayson 40%
Daniel Webster 27%
Others 23%
Undecided 11%

Of greatest interest to readers of IPR is the option “Others”.… Read more ...

Florida Tea Party Legislative Candidate Sues Secretary of State Over Ballot Exclusion Caused by Paperwork Error

Ballot Access News:

Recently, John A. Ferentinos filed a federal lawsuit against the Florida Secretary of State, over his exclusion from the ballot. He wishes to run as a Tea Party candidate for State Senate, 26th district. He paid his filing fee and submitted candidacy forms, but he was kept off the ballot because he forgot to fill in the name of his bank on the form “Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository for Candidates.”… Read more ...

Tea Party of Florida calls candidate forum a fraud and a scam

This press release is from Aug 12, just found it while cleaning out my emails.

Forum organized by group already under fire for making money illegally.
WFLA 540 Host Bud Hedinger caught up in alleged scam.… Read more ...

Florida Tea Party Congratulates Rick Scott on Winning the Republican Nomination for Governor

“It is a great day for Florida,” stated Tea Party Founder and Chairman Fred O’Neal upon learning of Rick Scott’s victory in the Republican primary.

The Florida Tea Party (a political party with candidates on the ballot -p) made the election of Rick Scott and the defeat of Bill McCollum a top priority in the primary.… Read more ...

Kissimmee, Florida City Commissioner Changes Registration from Republican to Tea Party

A press release from the Florida Tea Party, sent to IPR and TPID via email:

Kissimmee City Commissioner Carlos Irizarry joined the Tea Party today when he changed his registration from Republican to TEA at the Osceola County Supervisor of Elections office. Tea Party Executive Director John Hallman and other tea party supporters were present to witness the change in party registration.… Read more ...

Alex Snitker, Doug Guetzloe Intervene In Republican Primary

A large dispute has erupted in local Florida politics over a “transit tax referendum.” For minor party enthusiasts, this passage from Mitch Perry may be of particular interest:

Meanwhile, one of the most prominent elected official to champion the proposal, Hillsborough County Commissioner Mark Sharpe, is being challenged next week by Josh Burgin in a Republican primary based almost exclusively on this single issue.

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Tea Party Candidate Dunmire Wins Liberty Summit Straw Poll

Press release sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

(Orlando) Tea Party congressional nominee Peg Dunmire (TEA-Orlando) won a straw ballot conducted at the statewide Florida Liberty Summit being held in Orlando this weekend.

Dunmire won the vote with 24% of the votes cast.

Straw Poll results for the 8th Congressional District results:

Peg Dunmire (TEA) – 24%
Todd Long (R) – 21%
Patricia Sullivan (R) – 19%
George Metcalf (NPA) – 14%
Dan Webster (R) – 10%
Kurt Kelly (R) – 6%
Alan Grayson (D) – 3%
Others – 3%

The Liberty Summit is an annual event sponsored by the Campaign for Liberty – a conservative Republican organization that represents conservative/ libertarian/pro-liberty individuals from across Florida.… Read more ...

Attorneys File Motion To Withdraw from Tea Party Federal Lawsuit

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

Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A File Motion To Withdraw
from Tea Party Federal lawsuit

The attorney’s and law firm representing the South Florida Tea Party and it’s “leader” Everett Wilkinson have moved to withdraw as legal counsel to Wilkinson and others who filed suit in Federal Court against the official TEA Party (TEA) over the use of the name ‘tea party.”… Read more ...

Peg Dunmire has Lackluster Financial Quarter, Promises Money to Come

TEA Party candidate Peg Dunmire is running for US House in Florida’s eighth Congressional office. She hopes to oust first-term incumbent Alan Grayson (D). However, there may be a slight problem when attempting to combat her extremely wealthy opponent. A local news outlet reports:

In the last quarter, Florida TEA Party candidate Peg Dunmire landed a total of six contributions to her campaign, and the $6,600 dollars she has in her campaign account is less than what records show she owes.

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Crist Includes Rod Reynolds of the TEA Party in final round for appointment to Orange County Commission vacancy

Press release from the Florida Tea Party to contact.ipr@gmail.com. The Florida Tea Party is a political party, and Crist is running for the US Senate as an independent.

Reynolds to meet Governor in Tallahassee on Thursday.

(Tallahassee) Governor Charlie Crist’s office announced today that former Winter Garden City Commissioner Rod Reynolds (TEA) has made the final cut for consideration for the appointment to fill the vacated position of Commissioner Mildred Fernandez.… Read more ...