Oregon Tea Party kicks off status as federal PAC

Posted on October 27, 2010 by

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The Zero thinks we’re “lying low”.  They ain’t seen nothin’ yet!

From the Oregonian:

The Oregon Tea Party is celebrating its official formation as a federal Political Action Committee at a kick-off event this Saturday, just two days before voters head to the polls.

Oregon’s version of the national movement, which has been making headlines throughout the election season, has largely kept to itself this year. The announcement, however, that the group has been recognized as a federal PAC and has plans to register as a state PAC as well, indicates it hopes to be a bigger player come 2012.

By becoming a PAC – something the group made official at the federal level about a month ago – it can now collect and direct political contributions to candidates running for office.

The Oregon Tea Party hasn’t endorsed any candidates this year and has no plans to, says Geoff Ludt, the group’s founder. “That’s something that we’re working on for the next election.”

Jim Huffman, the Republican challenging Sen. Ron Wyden, is set to speak at the event, which will run from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Beavercreek Armory.

Huffman is the sort of candidate who understands “what the Tea Party is about,” Ludt said.

The group is trying to promote individual liberty and personal responsibility, he said. Oregon has come to depend too much on the federal government for funding; the federal stimulus was just the latest example. “You certainly can’t call Oregon a state that’s independent,” he said.

The kick-off event is open to the public.

Click here to learn more and contribute to the Oregon Tea Party PAC!

Cross posted at ThoughtsFromAConservativeMom.com

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