Florida was the first state to have a Tea Party political party registered. It has been a controversial move and decried by the tea party groups in Florida. Conservatives know that a third party would take away votes in the November elections and let the Marxists continue their onslaught. Now Nevada has a registered Tea Party political party as well. The candidate who co-registered the group and is running on the ticket in Nevada is very similar to the Floridian Tea Party candidate.
Scott Ashjian is the Nevada candidate. He is a lawyer and owes $200,000 in back taxes. Frederic O’Neal is the Florida candidate and he is a lawyer who owes $155,000 in back taxes. Coincidence? O’Neal is also a former Democrat. There may be nothing nefarious here, but I would not put it past the Progressives to start these political parties and fund the candidates in an effort to take votes away from the Republicans. After a Rasmussen Poll revealed that a Tea Party candidate would beat out both Republicans and Democrats, who would doubt the conniving minds of Progressives?
The Patriot Caucus has run a poll asking if people would like Scott Ashjian to step aside and over 90% say, “Yes.” No tea party organizer will vouch for Ashjian either. The same is true in Florida for the candidate here. Twenty Nevada Tea Party groups have released a public statement as follows:
For Immediate Release: March 10, 2010
From Nevada grassroots and tea party leaders
Subject: Unified Statement / Grassroots Nevada is United
We, the grassroots/tea party leaders of Nevada, speaking for the conservative activists in our communities, are united in issuing the following statement.
• We are united in denouncing the TPN (Tea Party of Nevada).
-o The TPN is not a conservative party who speaks for grassroots and tea party activists in Nevada.
-o The TPN is not now, has never been, and will never be affiliated with grassroots efforts in Nevada.
-o The term “Tea Party Candidate” will no longer be used to indicate grassroots support for a candidate or candidates.
-o The TPN will not be invited to or allowed to represent themselves at conservative grassroots events and functions across Nevada.
• We are united in our desire for fiscal responsibility, transparency, and accountability from legislators and in legislation from Carson City, NV and Washington, D.C.
• We are united in opposition of progressive leanings towards unfunded mandates as a solution to appeasing special interest and delivering ‘social justice’.
• We are united in the belief that our government should be inspiring pride and accountability, and personal strength and opportunity, not a path for us to follow to have our needs met as the government sees fit.
We, the tea party activists and grassroots organizers in Nevada, are united.
Signed on March 10, 2010:
-Anger is Brewing / Debbie Landis
-National Precinct Alliance / Tony Warren
-Citizens Awareness Network / Jesse Law
-Nevada Action Coalition / Duane Smith
-Citizens in Action / Juanita Cox
-Nevada Families Eagle Forum / Janine Hanson
-Fallon Tea Party II / Bob Clifford
-Nevada Patriots / Diana Orrock
-Gardnerville Tea party / Ron Stevens
-NvRA / Travis Christensen
-Glenn Beck Meetup Group/ Sally Minster
-P.A.C.T. / Janice Baldwin
-Grassroots Nevada / Jamie Costello
-Reject Reid / Sheila Danish
-Las Vegas 9-12’ers / Jeff Waffle
-Nevada 9-12 Americans / Charlene Bybee
-Las Vegas Tea Party / Frank Ricotta
-Western Representation PAC / Dustin Stockton
-Patriot Caucus / Eric Odom
-Winnemucca Tea Party / Mike Myrhow
We must stand against any Tea Party political party to protect the Union!