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The Tea Party Express throws its support behind Kat Cammack in race for Congress in FL-03

"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."



Gainesville, FL - Today, Kat Cammack, Constitutional conservative candidate for Congress in Florida's Third Congressional District, is announcing that Tea Party Expresshas made an endorsement in support of her campaign to Congress.

Tea Party Express works to identify and provide support for conservative candidates that will champion tea party values and return our country to the Constitutional principles that have made America the “shining city on a hill.”

Tea Party Express stands on 6 principles:

  • No more bailouts

  • Reduce the size and intrusiveness of government

  • Stop raising our taxes

  • Repeal Obamacare

  • Cease out-of-control spending

  • Bring back American prosperity

Previous candidates who have been endorsed by Tea Party Express include Representative Mark Meadows, Representative Ted Yoho, and Senator Mike Lee.

Tea Party Express Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Sal Russo gave the following statement:

"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.

Kat Cammack gave the following statement in response to the endorsement from Tea Party Express:

"Earning the support of our conservative grassroots is crucial to winning an election in this district. I am proud to be running a strong campaign focused on supporting President Trump, building the wall, protecting the Second Amendment, and defending life. These crucial issues are the same that grassroots conservatives across the country are advocating for every day. I have spent many years fighting alongside our grassroots activists and am proud to continue to do so in this campaign.

"I truly appreciate the Tea Party Express’ endorsement and I am thankful for their support in our race."

Local grassroots tea party leaders gave the following additional statements in support of Kat Cammack along side the national endorsement from the Tea Party Express:

"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

In addition to several local endorsements and coalitions released by the campaign since Cammack announced her candidacy, Tea Party Express joins national endorsements from Senator Rand Paul (R, KY) and Brian Kolfage, the founder of "We Build the Wall," in placing support behind her bid for Florida's Third Congressional District.

Kat Cammack is a small business owner, a proud wife to a first responder, an alumnus of the United States Naval War College, and the longtime former Deputy Chief of Staff and Campaign Manager to Congressman Ted Yoho (R, FL-03).

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