Conservatives across the nation know how important it is that we elect individuals who don't just talk about conservative principles - but live them, in votes and other actions. The Tea Parties are a direct result of too many Republicans no longer following the basic tenets of the party - limited government, lower taxation and personal responsibility.
Regaining control of our government requires "We the People" to act - and most often, the fight begins in the primary elections. Through the efforts of grass-roots conservatives, Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah will actually have a primary race.
That is why I am sharing this call to action with you.
Below is an invitation from Ed Bell, Eastern Hills Tea Party in Cincinnati, to join in a May5th event to support Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock who is challenging Sen. Dick Lugar in their primary on May 8th. Take a look at the candidates and help if you can:
Our Hoosier neighbors have been working non-stop to oust 36 year RINO incumbent Sen. Richard Lugar in the May 8th Indiana Primary. The goal is to make Tea Party candidate and Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock the GOP candidate for November. I know we are all busy working to help Josh Mandel beat Sen. Sherrod Brown, but Lugar embodies everything about elite GOP politics that we are fighting as a movement. Ohio has been invited, along with many other state activists to attend a Saturday May 5th Get Out the Vote Rally and then go door-to-door, stay over in Indianapolis and continue GOTV efforts Sunday, and even Monday if possible. Is this a large request? You bet it is, but a win in Indy will shake both parties to their core and revitalize our movement.
Below I have copied an email from Brendan Steinhauser of FreedomWorks with more detail about the weekend and Lugar's abysmal record. I hope we can get a group of Ohioans to attend, at least on Saturday. Please RSVP at http://www.rallyformourdock.com/.
Interested in that road trip? FreedomWorks for America, Hoosiers for a Conservative Senate, Tea Party Express, the NRA, and 45 Tea Party groups across Indiana are putting together a nationwide rally in support of Richard Mourdock on May 5, 2012 at Veterans Memorial Plaza in Indianapolis.
You can RSVP to attend the rally at www.RallyforMourdock.com. Following the rally, we will be engaged in door walking and other GOTV efforts on the 5th-8th. It would be wonderful if you can attend and motivate your members, friends, and families to attend as well. Please consider joining in unity with Hoosier Tea Party groups across Indiana and demanding a true conservative-led Senate.
Why is the Indiana Senate race important to non-Hoosiers? This closely fought contest between Tea Party candidate Richard Mourdock and 36-year moderate Republican incumbent Richard Lugar is the defining race in 2012 for the Tea Party movement. This is Scott Brown 2.0. As you know, the media is presenting the Tea Party movement as dead. Richard Mourdock's election will fundamentally change that narrative. And it will drive enthusiasm for the Tea Party across the country. It will energize support for Ted Cruz in Texas, Josh Mandel in Ohio, Jeff Flake in Arizona, and other Tea Party candidates across the country. Please RSVP for this important rally that will drive momentum for Mourdock and the Tea Party Movement in the final days of the race at www.RallyforMourdock.com.
Why is your attendance and support so important? A few years ago, Tea Party folks from around the country descended on Massachusetts in the days before the primary, and through enthusiasm and GOTV efforts, led Scott Brown to victory. We can do the same in Indiana! Recent polling shows Richard Mourdock within a few points of Richard Lugar, and Lugar is polling at 42%, abysmal for an incumbent. Lugar has a history of terrible votes, incuding supporting TARP, proposing a health care individual mandate, calling for a gas tax increase in 2009, and supporting the appointment of Sotomayor, Ginsburg, and Kagan. He also hasn't lived in Indiana since 1977. He is everything that is wrong with the out-of-touch Washington, D.C. culture.
Mourdock is a true Tea Partier. Long before deciding to run for the U.S. Senate, Mourdock, as State Treasurer, jumped on an Indiana bus headed to the 9/12/2009 March on Washington. He is kind, humble, and would be a conservative thought leader in the U.S. Senate. But Lugar has a large financial advantage and the Washington and Hoosier Republican Establishment on his side. We need to unite and show that the Tea Party Movement is stronger than the moderate power-hungry establishment, and demand that our elected officials remain committed to the limited government conservative cause. Our PASSION can defeat Lugar's money.
If you can come to the rally, and stay an extra day or two for GOTV efforts, you can make an impact on a major Tea Party battle that will have major national implications for the Tea Party movement. This is a key battle in the war for ideological future of our country. Please join us and RSVP at www.RallyforMourdock.com.