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article imageTea Party Patriots receives $1 million donation

By Michael Krebs     Sep 21, 2010 in Politics
With the midterm elections just over a month away and numerous House and Senate seats up for grabs, one of the key Tea Party organizations announced it just received a $1 million donation.
The Tea Party movement has become considerably more organized, as the U.S. congressional election nears. The loose affiliation of like-minded candidates and supporters is looking more and more like a structured undertaking nationwide.
On Tuesday, the Atlanta-based Tea Party Patriots announced their receipt of a $1 million donation - money that they intend to distribute in the form of grants for the further promotion and syndication of their grassroots cause.
The Tea Party Patriots define their purpose around the three pillars of fiscal responsibility, limited government - as defined by the Constitution, and a free market economy. In an election season where voter anger could impact congressional Democratic candidates, Tea Party candidates have presented an alternative offering.
According to Bloomberg, the million dollar investment came from an anonymous donor. The money has specific designations around getting voters to the polls and forwarding the ideals of the Tea Party movement.
“The people who swing these elections are people on the ground,” Mark Meckler, co-founder and national coordinator of Tea Party Patriots, told Bloomberg. With an additional seven figure injection now in the mix, the Tea Party has more to work with in organizing their supporters and their programs.
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