ELECTION ALERT: Tea Party Express Endorses Kat Cammack for Congress in Florida

For Immediate Release: May 6, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA: Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, is pleased to announce its endorsement of Kat Cammack in the race to replace retiring Congressman Ted Yoho in Florida’s Third Congressional District.

Tea Party Express Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, “During his four terms in Congress, Congressman Ted Yoho has been a stalwart advocate for Tea Party principles. We cannot think of a better person to succeed Congressman Yoho than his Deputy Chief of Staff, Kat Cammack, who has worked tirelessly at his side for many years. Yoho is a member of the House Freedom Caucus, and he has fought to curb the power of federal bureaucracy, lower taxes, and slash wasteful spending. While we are sad to lose a stalwart conservative like Ted in Congress, we thank him for his leadership and commend him for remaining true to his pledge to only serve four terms.

“When the Tea Party Express bus first rolled through Florida, Kat was one of the first people to enthusiastically greet us, and we were impressed by her leadership abilities on the grassroots level and her embrace of Tea Party principles. Having grown up on a cattle ranch and worked in her family’s small businesses, Kat witnessed the failures of overregulation and high taxes firsthand. Her disillusion with the failures of heavy-handed government led her to become involved in politics. Serving alongside Congressman Yoho since the day he was elected, Kat led his efforts to implement policies that encourage investment and create jobs. She is not afraid to stand up to business as usual in Washington, and she will be a strong voice for fiscal restraint and economic freedom.

“With Democrats falsely laying blame for the coronavirus at President Trump’s feet and using it to advance their big government agenda, it is critical to elect conservatives to Congress. The liberals’ appetite for running up the deficit through pork barrel spending and left-wing social programs only undermines our economic recovery and drives up the federal budget deficit. We need conservative leaders like Kat Cammack who understand that government must stop the irresponsible spending and get out of the way so that entrepreneurs and job creators can put America back to work again,” Russo concluded.

The following are statements from local grassroots leaders:

“I have had the immense pleasure of working with Kat Cammack for over ten years. She is a true Tea Party American patriot who, as a member of Congress, will remain a staunch and steadfast supporter of the values as outlined by our Founding Fathers in our Constitution. She will never waver.”

– Laurie Newsome, Co-founder and former President of the Gainesville Tea Party

“I’ve known Kat since 2012 when I was a member of the Steering Committee of the Gainesville Tea Party and a board member of Florida Alliance of Tea Parties. I have always found Kat to be knowledgeable, professional, and extremely helpful. She has always been accessible to constituents while she was a congressional staffer. I wholeheartedly support her in her bid to represent us in Florida’s Third Congressional District.”

– Alan Berkelhammer, Steering Committee of the Gainesville Tea Party, Board Member of Florida Alliance of Tea Parties

Kat Cammack is a force to be reckoned with. As a patriotic and conservative American, she fights for what she believes in and she has the backbone to stand firm rather than the typical ‘go along to get along’ attitude like so many in DC.”

– Sherri McKnight, Former President of the Gainesville Tea Party

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