March 20, 2014
Louisville, KY – After polling the attendees of previous Tea Party events, the Louisville Tea Party has endorsed Matt Bevin for the Republican nomination for US Senate.
“Matt Bevin is an honest, hardworking, and principled man who won’t shy away from a fight with entrenched interests in Washington,” said Louisville Tea Party President Andrew Schachtner, “He has been accessible to our entire organization and has given straightforward, thoughtful answers to every question we have asked. The Louisville Tea Party is proud to endorse Matt Bevin, our next US Senator.”
Sen. McConnell has claimed the support of Tea Party groups, but Schachtner disagrees.
“I know of no Tea Party group in Kentucky that supports Mitch McConnell who has spent the last 30 years in DC voting to bailout big businesses at the expense of tax payers and the credit of the federal government. His time in DC has made him unresponsive to the needs of everyday Kentuckians. His campaign would not even respond to a request to speak at our meeting. We can no longer tolerate the unsustainable growth of government that will impact us and our children, regardless which party its proponents belong to.”
The Louisville Tea Party Board agreed to endorse Matt Bevin unanimously.
For comment on this statement, please contact President Andrew Schachtner at LouisvilleTeaParty@yahoo.com or 502-807-1551