Tea Party activists say they can influence the 2010 midterm elections without the big bucks traditionally needed by Washington establishment Republicans and Democrats.
“What you’re going to see is some surprising and powerful results on November 2nd,” said Matt Kibbe, president and CEO of Freedom Works. “November 3rd is the day we hold this new generation of leaders responsible.”
On Monday the political action committee also released the latest list of candidates they are supporting as “Champions of Freedom” in the 2010 midterm elections. In the senate races they are backing the following nine candidates:
Ken Buck over Jane Norton in the Republican Primary in Colorado. Marco Rubio (R) over Governor Charlie Crist (I), Kendrick Meek (D) or Jeff Green (D) in Florida. Rand Paul (R) over Jack Conway in Kentucky. Sharron Angle (R) over Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) in Nevada. David Malpass (R) over Senator Kirsten Gillirand (D) in New York. Pat Toomey (R) over CongressmanÂ Joe Sestak (D) in Pennsylvania.Â Mike Lee (R) over Sam Granato (D) in Utah. Dino Rossi (R) over incumbent Senator Patty Murray (D) in Washington. Ron Johnson (R) over incumbent Senator Russ Feingold (D) in Wisconsin.
Freedom Works is also actively involved in Tuesday’s Colorado Senate GOP primary where they are backing Ken Buck over Jane Norton, who the group says “buckled” when she as lieutenant governor supported [Referendum] C, which they call the largest tax hike in Colorado’s history.
The group has not made an endorsement in Connecticut’s GOP Senate primary race, where millionaire and former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon has spent $22 million trying to hold off former Congressman Rob Simmons (R) and businessman Peter Schiff.