Friday, April 09, 2010

Freedom Building In Michigan

From the Escanaba Daily Press

"Tea Party plans rally in Escanaba
POSTED: April 8, 2010

ESCANABA - The Tea Party Express is preparing for a series of rallies in Michigan, including Escanaba, aimed at unseating U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak because of his last-minute vote in favor of the health care overhaul.

The Tea Party Express III: Just Vote Them Out! Tour will make a stop in Escanaba Friday - one of five stops in the state's First Congressional District and one of 10 in Michigan.

The event will take place at the Karas Memorial Band Shell in Ludington Park. There will be local speakers at 11 a.m., and the tour bus will arrive at noon for the rally.

Dan Benishek, a Republican candidate seeking the District 1 seat in the U.S. House now held by Stupak, will also be in attendance at the Escanaba rally. He will share the stage with Tea Party activists and other candidates running against Bart Stupak. Benishek will also attend rallies in Sault Ste. Marie, Cheboygan and Petoskey.

A Tea Party spokesman says Stupak is the Tea Party Express' top target for defeat after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. The group began a $250,000 television and radio campaign targeting Stupak on Wednesday.

Stupak led a group of Democrats who withheld support for the health care bill until reaching a compromise with the White House over abortion funding.

The Tea Party Express III: Just Vote Them Out! Tour started March 17 and has since taken its message across the nation.

Following the stop in Escanaba, the tour will head to the Bud Weber Park I in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, arriving at 6 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, the bus will make a stop in Cheyboygan at 8 a.m. at Washington Park in downtown, then arrive in Petoskey at 10:30 a.m. at the Emmet-Charlevoix County Fairgrounds. At 11 a.m., the tour will arrive in Traverse City, then make a stop in Big Rapids at 2:45 p.m. The next stop will be in Grand Rapids at 4 p.m., and then Lansing at 7:15 p.m.

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