— Huntsville Tea Party leaders on Friday issued the following statement; "The Huntsville Tea Party is dedicated to promoting conservative, constitutional principles and character-driven leadership over party affiliation. We encourage voters in Huntsville and around the country to turn to the current special Congressional election in New York State as the perfect example of what is wrong with party politics today. Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava is perhaps the most liberal of three viable candidates, with Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman quickly gaining popularity based on the kind of responsible, limited government platform people are craving. Citizens from all 50 states should be watching this race. This is a rare case where someone from outside the party establishment has quickly become a viable candidate based on uncompromising conservative principles."
"This election, just like all U.S. Congressional elections, will affect us all and will affect the direction and success of our country. Dede Scozzafava is backed by Working Families Party (subsidiary of ACORN) and the NEA. She has voted for higher taxes, as a member of the state’s Assembly, and expressed support for the stimulus bill passed earlier this year.”
“The GOP is unfortunately torn on this issue. The NRCC has donated to Scozzafava’s campaign, and Newt Gingrich, has endorsed Scozzafava, while Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, and Fred Thompson have endorsed Hoffman.”
"Liberals in Washington are promoting an agenda that drastically alters the face of this nation, and looks little like the moderation they were selling during the 2008 election.”
“It is time to put principles above party. We ask supporters of limited government, individual rights, fiscal responsibility, free enterprise, and our country’s Constitution to learn more about Doug Hoffman
and become involved in this important race." said Christie Carden, Huntsville Tea Party Event Coordinator and Community Organizer.