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News Summary by John Charlton

Tea-partiers at the Code Red Rally in D.C., Dec. 16, 2009.
Tea-partiers at the Code Red Rally in D.C., Dec. 16, 2009.

(Dec. 17, 2009) — With a new Rasmussen poll showing that voters are more inclinded to vote for a Tea-Partier than for a Republican, Tea Partiers who have entered the political fray in preparation for the 2010 Congressional elections are making solid inroads into the once hallowed halls of the GOP.

For example, JB Williams is reporting that in Nevada, the Tea-partiers have taken over the complete Republican Party through a series of well organized efforts statewide in every district, aimed and filling Republican caucuses with their own supporters.  In an article at Canadian Free Press, entitled, “Nevada Precinct Success,” Williams writes:

Nevada precinct activist Tony Warren describes the timeline of events here at the new National Precinct Alliance web site.

“Nevada just had its elections for GOP Leadership. As a PC, It was my duty and great pleasure to drive 5 hours from Las Vegas to Hawthorn Nevada, along with our other delegates, to represent Clark County. Our approved slate of candidates swept the elections and we now control the entire State. No RINO was left standing. Every one of them has been moved out of our way. Every change to the State Party bylaws we didn’t approve of was voted down. It was a complete and total VICTORY for the grassroots conservatives in Nevada.” – said Warren

Nevada was the proving ground and now Warren and his leadership council, Dan (aka ColdWarrior) and Philip Glass, have taken the Nevada strategy and formed a nationwide networking organization aimed at recreating the precinct level success in precinct after precinct, state after state across the nation.

Patriots wishing to establish or implement the National Precinct Alliance strategy in their home states can visit the NPA’s website for more information.

And Donald Lambro, writing for the Washington Times, is reporting that Tea-partiers in  Florida have managed to push an unknown into a neck-and-neck challenge to the Republican Governor, Charles Chris, with the latest Rasmussen poll showing each with 43% support.

Lambro attributes the success of Chris’s rival, Marco Rubio, to $100,000 raised by Tea-partiers in recent weeks:

The new polling numbers represent a dramatic change in the contest, since Mr. Crist was all but endorsed by the National Republican Senatorial Committee as the party’s hand-picked candidate earlier this year, promising money and other political support to keep the open seat in the Republican column.

But a steady barrage of Rubio campaign attacks on the popular governor throughout the fall – charging that he has raised taxes and endorsed President Obama’s nearly $800 billion economic spending stimulus plan – threw the Crist campaign on the defensive and drove his support down from 53 percent in August to 49 percent in October.

“The fact that Crist has fallen below 50 percent in a primary against a lesser known opponent suggests potential vulnerability,” Rasmussen said at the time.

Mr. Rubio’s polls have since risen from 31 percent in August to 43 this week, and he is now viewed “very favorably” by 34 percent of likely primary voters, up from 18 percent who said that in August. Mr. Crist, on the other hand, has seen his “very favorable” ratings drop to 19 percent, Rasmussen said.

For more information about Club for Growth and its sponsorship of conservative Republicans, see their website.  Marco Rubio does not yet have a campaign website, but there is an article about him at Wikipedia.

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