Friday, February 19, 2010

Why A Third Party In Florida? Why Now?

Monday, December 21, 2009 at 10:16pm | Edit Note | Delete
Decade after decade, we hear that as political activists we must work within the two-party system. Let's examine this step by step and see if anything has changed.

1). It is easier to get people elected through the two party primary system. This has changed because so many people have left the Dem and Rep party's and registered independent. Those registering Independent in Florida are the fastest growing segment according to FL Division of Elections. They are leaving the established party because it no longer represents them.

2). From the above, we shall see that MANY people are left out of any candidate selection process. Their choices are now limited to the same two party choices that caused them to leave in the first place. That's why we registered Florida TEA Party with FL Division of Elections. It will appear on the ballot next to the Dem's & Rep's.

3). The Florida TEA Party party will now be a obvious choice for disaffected conservative Republicans AND the disaffected Independents that have already LEFT the GOP. This is why it is futile for many constitutional/conservatives to try and run in Republican primary's. Much of their support has already left the party.

4). Finally, since Rasmussen Polls has shown overwhelming support for the TEA Party in a three way race, this is an idea who's time has come.

The Florida TEA Party will not be beholden to corporate special interest money. We will form our platform from a soon to be announced state convention here in Orlando.

Our membership growth has been explosive. In just 10 days we have 661 members on Facebook alone. Our official site at has many more.

Now we want you to make a real commitment: In commemoration of the Boston Tea Party in 1773, we are asking YOU to donate $17.73. This will help to further grow the party. And rest assured no one is making a dime. State Chairman Fred O'Neal has vowed not to accept any money. Others are donating their services as well.

Go here to further this great beginning:

Donations to the TEA PARTY may be mailed to:
Tea Party,
P.O. Box 842
Windermere, FL 34786

P.S. Since this is an official political party, all funding will be filed with Florida Division Of Elections and quarterly updates will be a matter of public record.

Nick Egoroff
Communications Administrator

"The two party system has served America well for many years. There is no requirement that the Republican Party be one of the two."
-- Allison DeFoor, former vice chairman of the Republican Party of Florida.


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