Tea Party Tells Martinez “NO”
ZACHARY, La. – The Tea Party Political Action Committee said they would not endorse Republican Mayor Henry Martinez. The Tea Party PAC said, “Mayor Martinez is not the type of public official we want in public office. Our members only support candidates that support the Constitution. They must be honest, trustworthy, qualified and have strong family values.”
Who are Tea Party members? CBS News Poll Analysis by the CBS Polling Unit published in the Washington Post; Tea Party members are 89% white 11% minority. They are better educated than most Americans. 37% are college graduates earning over $50,000.00/yr. 54% are Republicans, 41% Independents and 5% democrats. They are more likely overall to attend religious services weekly. 61% are Protestant and 22% Catholic.
Most keep a gun in house and support the NRA. They believe in lower taxes, less government and are angry about the health care reform bill passed by Obama. They feel congress is doing a poor job and no longer represents the people. They believe their liberties, freedom and property are in danger because of government control. Most feel our current government is drifting toward socialism. They feel government spending is out of control and the present direction of the government is destructive to our economy.”