ELECTION ALERT: Tea Party Express Endorses Madison Cawthorn for Congress in North Carolina

For Immediate Release: July 2, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA: Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, is pleased to announce its endorsement of Madison Cawthorn for Congress to replace outgoing Rep. Mark Meadows in North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District.

Tea Party Express Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, “Now that the bruising primary election is over, it is time for conservatives to unite behind our outstanding nominee and fight to keep the 11th District in good hands. Principled young leaders like Madison Cawthorn are the future of the conservative movement, and we are excited to endorse him and his Tea Party message of limited government and individual liberty.

“An eighth-generation resident of Western North Carolina, Madison Cawthorn embraces the values of hard work and overcoming adversity to achieve the American Dream. In spite of a terrible car accident that left him partially paralyzed and derailed his dream of attending the United States Naval Academy, he built a successful small business through grit and faith. Through his experience, Madison learned that entrepreneurs are most successful when the government gets out of their way. He will join with other conservatives in Congress to further reduce burdensome taxes and regulations, fight to balance the federal budget, and safeguard our personal liberties.

“Western North Carolina values like faith, family, and freedom are under attack by the liberal elites in Congress and their friends in the media. While hard working families and entrepreneurs are struggling to get back to work and protect their way of life, the radical left is busy attacking our cherished institutions and clamoring for more wasteful big government spending. Madison will fight the corruption and political posturing in Washington to deliver the free market solutions and smaller government that nurture the American Dream,” Russo concluded.

The following are statements from local grassroots leaders:

“As a 58-year-old conservative, I’ve never missed an election; but I’ve also never stood at polling locations because I believe so strongly in a particular candidate…until now. When I heard Madison speak for the very first time back in January, I knew there was something about him so special I decided that I wanted to learn more. And as time went on, every event, personal encounter, and speech solidified my decision in who I want representing me, my family, my district and my country. I know with zero doubt Madison has what it takes to be our next Congressman. It didn’t take long after spending just small amounts of time with Madison to realize his dreams are big, and there’s no limit to where they’ll stop.

“Madison was raised by a wonderful family, and watching the love between all of them inspired me and my family to get involved. My daughter became actively engaged in the campaign to get Madison elected for the 11th district of NC and included her niece and nephews (my grandchildren) in the efforts too. Madison has an ability to connect with people and connect others who cross his path. If he can get my mom, this ol’ guy, my 32-year-old daughter, and my grandchildren excited about our nation’s future, he’s the guy we need! Four generations behind the same man is unheard of, and Madison made it happen.

“It is emotional for me to watch this process take place because there are a lot of things about this country I am fearful of concerning its direction. The lack of young Republican leadership that is actively involved in the future and the direction of this country had me on edge. But Madison gives me hope. Not only does Madison know you by name, he will immediately empower you when he speaks to you. Madison has the ability to leave people feeling better about themselves and our country because he genuinely cares and knows how to treat people with respect.

“I am so thankful to be a small part of his journey and I thank him for being the type of man I would want my daughter supporting. After all, faith, family and freedom are our common motives. My daughter and I got to see a small part of what campaigning is all about from the inside out. This particular profession is not for the faint of heart, and I will tell you that Madison’s heart is strong, his mind is crisp, and he has the unmatched resilience of anyone I’ve ever met.

“It is inspiring to be around young people who love this country. I am so encouraged to see what the future holds for Madison. I know his future is very, very bright with an incredible career making our district and country better with his representation.” – Jack Walsh, Mills River, NC

“First, I had become incredibly disillusioned with all of politics and the status quo. And especially the liberal left that wants to destroy our great country. I am a diehard Republican and constitutionalist, but so tired of the gridlock, divide, and career politicians. Then I got a breath of fresh air when I heard that Madison was going to enter the race for Congressman Mark Meadows’ seat. At last, some young energetic blood with a true message of Faith, Family, and Freedom.

“My concerns for our country, my family, my kids, and my grandkids, are so deep and strong. I am sure in my heart and mind that he will follow God’s lead through prayer and wise counsel, truly representing the people of Western NC and also the younger generation that is being led and influenced so by the liberal left. We need Madison and others like him to rise up and save our younger generation of Americans from the lies and deceit of the liberal left that is in their eyes and ears every day.

“Madison knows how to reach them through social media and platforms that he and they now use, getting the message of conservatism, constitutionalism, less government, and all the things that have made and will continue to make this country great, into their eyes and ears. I will continue to pray for and support Madison in his fight in Congress, and his influence in energizing the new breed of young blood in politics that we need so badly.” – Jim Andrews, Fletcher, NC

“We support Madison because of what we believe in with our family, faith, and Second Amendment. We also are tired of supporting people with promises when they talk to you in North Carolina and do different when they head north to Washington. We know that Madison will not forget who we are in District 11 when he is talking, voting, and representing us.” – Lisa Wiggins, East Flat Rock, NC

“Madison is our next generation of the GOP. His voice is one that the youth will listen to. His energy, want to, and intelligence overrides his lack of experience. Our current, older members of Congress have given in to the liberals and continue to give away our country. I feel it is time for a change.” – Frank Burdette, Fletcher, NC

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