Mission Statement

The Independence Hall Tea Party PAC was formed in February, 2010 primarily to assist federal candidates in the tri-state region (DE, NJ, PA) who share the organization's commitment to limited government, fiscal responsibility, and lower taxes.

 

This election year, we need your financial support!

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or mail check to

  Independence Hall Tea Party PAC    PO Box 301, Blackwood, NJ 08012

Unfortunately, donations are not tax deductible.

In 2010, the PAC contributed $16,500 to our endorsed candidates. That amount topped all national, regional, state, and local Tea Party PACs with the exception of Tea Party Express.

 

Thank you for your generosity!

PAC Board of Delegates

For a Catholic yard sign, call:

Bucks, Peter, 215.860.2364; 

Chester, Jerry, 610.566.2794; 

Delco, Carol, 610.368.5423; 

E. Montco, Teri, 215.663.1983;

W. Montco, Kacey, 484.831.5407; 

NE Philly, Patrick, 215.464.7150

2012 Endorsed Candidates

US President

MittRomney                                                                                                                          www.mittromney.com


PENNSYLVANIA

US Senate

Tom Smith
www.tomsmithforSenate.com

US House

PA-1
John Featherman
www.featherman.com

PA-2
RobertMansfield                                                                                                  www.mansfieldforcongress.com

PA-6
JamesGerlach                                                                                                       www.jimgerlachforcongress.com

PA-7
PatMeehan                                                                                                              www.meehanforcongress.com

PA-8
MikeFitzpatrick                                                                                                www.fitzpatrickforcongress.com

PA-11
LouBarletta                                                                                                                          www.loubarletta.com
PA-12
KeithRothfus                                                                                                                www.keithrothfus.com

PA-13
JoeRooney
www.joerooneyforcongress.com
PA-15
Charlie Dent
www.dentforcongress.com

PA-16
Joe Pitts
www.joepittsforcongress                                                                                                                                  

PA-17 LaureenCummings                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             www.electlaureencummings.com

State Senate

PA29                                                                                                                                                        DaveArgall                                                                                                                                                                                       www.daveargall.tumblr.com

 

New Jersey

US Senate

JoeKyrillos                                                                                                                               www.joekyrillos.com

US House

NJ-1
GregHorton                                                                                                                 www.hortonforcongress.org

NJ-3
JonRunyan                                                                                                              www.runyanforcongress.com

NJ-4
ChrisSmith                                                                                                                                 
www.smith4nj.com

NJ-6
Anna Little
www.annalittleforcongress.com
NJ-12
EricBeck www.beckforcongress.com



Delaware

US Senate

Kevin Wade
www.wadefordelaware.com

Lt. Governor

SherValenzuela                                                                                                                      www.sher2012.com

NY Times PhotoMitt Romney Addresses the 4th Annual Tax Day Summit sponsored by the Independence Hall Tea Party, April 16, 2012. (Photo: NY Times)

 

 

 

Independence Hall Tea Party PAC           

 

For Immediate Release

 

Calling MacArthur a Reagan Conservative, 

Regional Tea Party PAC Unanimously Backs Tom MacArthur 

  in NJ 3rd Congressional District Race

 

Mount Laurel, NJ (March 28, 2014) -- Calling Tom MacArthur a Reagan Conservative, the Independence Hall Tea Party PAC Board of Delegatesannounced, today, that it has unanimously voted to endorse Tom MacArthur to succeed Jon Runyan as Congressman in New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District.

 

The influential Tea Party PAC, with thousands of members and supporters in the Garden State, successfully backed Jon Runyan for Congress early in the 2010 primary season.

 

An eight-member screening committee met with Mr. MacArthur last month at the Tabernacle Inn, and, after a lengthy interview, voted unanimously to recommend his endorsement to the full Board.  

 

Mr. MacArthur--a respected businessman and former Councilman and Mayor of Randolph, New Jersey--has, over the last decade, made Ocean County, NJ his home away from home. 

 

"We were extremely impressed with Tom MacArthur's experience in both the private and public sectors--and, reminiscent of Congressman Runyan, his commitment to charitable organizations," said Burlington County resident and PAC Vice President Bill Green.

 

"Tom and his wife Debbie started In God's Hands, a non-profit charitable foundation that has assisted wounded veterans and their families; Ocean County

Hurricane Sandy victims; and overseas emergency relief projects, among others."

 

"As a conservative organization, we firmly believe that big government is not the answer to societal problems.  

 

"Solutions to joblessness and poverty must also come from entrepreneurs, businesses, churches, and charities.  Tom MacArthur's life exemplifies this message.  His ideas will create jobs and grow the economy."

 

"Tom possesses an upbeat Reaganesque quality and will set a proper tone as he campaigns for congress.  His belief in a strong defense, smaller government, lower taxes, and free enterprise makes him a perfect fit for our district," said Mr. Green.

 

"Some might be surprised that our PAC is not endorsing perennial candidate Steve Lonegan, who has often been identified as a Tea Party champion.

 

"In order to be a champion, you must win elections.  Mr. Lonegan is 0 for 5 in his attempt at winning higher office.

 

"As he tries to gain traction in a primary battle he said he would never wage, Mr. Lonegan, who knows how to manipulate the media, is billing this race as 'establishment v. Tea Party.' 

 

"That depiction is false and our endorsement proves it.  Republicans of all stripes are uniting behind Tom MacArthur.

 

"In Tom MacArthur, we have found a winning conservative alternative to Mr. Lonegan that deserves the consideration of every Tea Party, Republican, and Independent voter alike," said Mr. Green.

 

"We need a fresh conservative face for New Jersey and Tom MacArthur is that face."

 

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(The Independence Hall Tea Party PAC is the sister organization of the Independence Hall Tea Party Association, the oldest and largest Tea Party in the tri-State region.) 

 
   
 
 

Independence Hall Tea Party PAC           

 

 

NJ/PA Election Day Voters Guide for Tuesday, November 5, 2013 

 

In New Jersey, the PAC Board of Delegates

 endorses Chris Christie for Governor

www.ChristieforNJ.com 

 

 This Tuesday, all 120 seats of the New Jersey State Legislature are up for grabs--40 

 Senate and 80 Assembly.   If there is a strong Conservative tide in this off-year election,

 and Governor Chris Christie's candidacy has coattails, it is possible Republicans could

 wrest control of both houses of New Jersey Legislature from the Democrats!

 
 The flipping of 5 seats in the Senate from D to R and 8 seats in the House from D to R

 would put Republicans in charge of the New Jersey Legislature.  Imagine what  that might do for such critical issues as School Choice, Property Taxes, and

 Voter ID

 

 While the Independence Hall Tea Party PAC (a Federal PAC) does not

 endorse in state legislative races--and is not endorsing here, we encourage

 you to consider the following strong conservative challengers in these

 critical NJ Legislative Districts (New Jersey has 40 Legislative Districts): 

 

     District: 1, Atlantic (part) - Cape May - Cumberland (part) Counties

     State Senate:  Susan Adelizzi Schmidt (R), www.susanforsenate.com

     State Assembly:  Sam Fiocchi (R), Kristin Gabor (R)

 

     District: 2, Atlantic (part) County

     State Senate:  Sheriff Frank Balles (R), www.ballesforsenate.com

 

     District: 3, Cumberland (Part) - Gloucester (part) - Salem Counties

     State Senate:  Niki Trunk (R), www.nikiforsenate.com

     State Assembly:  Bobby Vanderslice (R), Larry Wallace (R)

 

     *Niki Trunk is challenging Senate Majority Leader Steve Sweeney.

 
     District: 4, Camden (part) - Gloucester (part) Counties

     State Senate:  Giancarlo D'Orazio (R), www.dorazioforsenate.com

     State Assembly:  Philip Dieser (R), Theodore Liddell (R)  

 

     District: 5, Camden (part) - Gloucester (part) Counties

     State Senate:  Keith Walker (R), www.keithwalker4njsenate.com

     State Assembly:  William Levins (R), Terrell A. Ratliff (R)    

 

     District: 7, Burlington (part) County

     State Assembly:  Jeff Banasz (R), Anthony Ogozalek (R),

     www.facebook.com/pages/Ogozalek-and-Banasz-for-Assembly/150879491773612

 

     District: 14, Mercer (part) - Middlesex (part) Counties

     State Senate:  Peter Inverso (R), www.theinversoteam.com

     State Assembly:  Steve Cook (R), Ronald Haas (R)

 

     District: 38, Bergen (part) - Passaic (part) Counties

     State Senate:  Fernando Alonso (R), www.alonso4senate.com

     State Assembly:  Joan Fragala (R), Joseph Scarpa (R)

 

In all other New Jersey Legislative District races, the PAC Board urges you to consider the Republican candidate for the purpose of taking control of the NJ Legislature from the Democrat Party.

 

The PAC Board also recommends a 'NO' VOTE on Ballot Question #2--a dollar increase in the state Minimum Wage from $7.25 to $8.25. The referendum inappropriately seeks to interject the issue of Minimum Wage on the New Jersey Constitution.  To read more, visit:  www.NoOn2.com

 

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In Pennsylvania, on Judicial Retention, the PAC Board of Delegates

recommends a 'NO' VOTE for the following:

 

Supreme Court:  Chief Justice Ron Castille; Justice Max Baer

 

To Learn more, visit:  www.IndependenceHallTeaPartyPac.com

 

* In a previous email, the PAC wrongly identified a photo of Justice Thomas Saylor as that of Justice Max Baer.  We sincerely apologize for the error.

 

     PA Supreme Court on June 30, 2013

    

(On July 1, 2013, Justice Correale Stevens, not pictured, became the seventh justice of the PA Supreme Court after the unanimous approval of the PA State Senate.)

 

 

 The PAC Board recommends the following candidate for PA statewide  

  judicial office:

 

Superior Court:  Vic Stabile, www.vicstabile.com

 

  The PAC Board recommends the following candidate for office in the City

  and County of Philadelphia:

 

                    District Attorney:  Danny Alvarez, www.da4da2013.com

 

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In Virginia, the PAC Board of Delegates

endorses Ken Cuccinelli for Governor

 www.cuccinelli.com

 

   

On Election Day, please vote and volunteer for the candidate(s) of your choiceYour candidate(s) may not win without your vote and your support.

 

 

November 3, 2013, 3:30 PM

 

 

Dear Friends,

 

In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, we are urging a 'No' vote on matters relating to Voter IDand the Minimum Wage, respectively.

 

 

In PA, Please Vote 'No' on Retaining Justices Castille and Baer

Both Chief Justice Ron Castille (R-PA) and Justice Max Baer (D-PA) have done everything in their power to obstruct the implementation of Voted ID in Pennsylvania   (see press release below).

 

The Independence Hall Tea Party PAC is urging our PA friends to say 'No' to justices who said 'no' to Voter ID and voter integrity in the Commonwealth.

 

If we don't stand up to these shameless black-robed menthis Tuesday, who will?

 

Here's how Eric Boehm of PAIndependent.com and Watchdog.org reports the story:

 

http://paindependent.com/2013/11/watchblog-tea-party-group-says-two-pennsylvania-supreme-court-justices-do-not-deserve-retention/

 

(If we prevail on Tuesday, Governor Tom Corbett would appoint an interim Justice(s) until aSpecial Election could be held in 2014. 

 

We hardly think the Governor would appoint a Justice who did not support one of his few non-budgetary legislative accomplishments.  Of course, Governor Corbett signed the Voter ID bill in early 2012 and its still lingering in the courts.)

 

 

Vote 'No' on NJ Minimum Wage Referendum 

With Jersey employment numbers currently lagging behind the national average, especially inSouth Jersey, this is the exact wrong time to be increasing the minimum wage by a full dollar--from $7.25 to $8.25 an hour--as being proposed in a Democrat sponsored NJ Referendum this Tuesday. 

 

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/13/07/24/ready-to-wage-war-over-raising-new-jersey-s-minimum-wage/?p=all

 

Young folks have been the hardest hit by the ongoing unemployment  crisis and an increase in the minimum wage would make it that much more difficult for companies to hire those just entering the job market. 

 

Governor Chris Christie and the Chamber of Commerce also oppose the referendum.

 

We urge our Jersey friends to do likewise--with a big fat 'No' vote!

 

 

Ken Cuccinelli Closing in Virginia

Thanks to you, our PAC reached its 72 hour goal of raising a $1000 for the Cuccinelli for Governor campaign!

 

Even better, the latest poll, released  by Emerson College, shows that Mr. Cuccinelli has narrowed Terry McAuliffe's lead to just two points, 47-45%.  There is every possibility that Mr. Cuccinelli could pull off a major upset and become the next Governor of Virginia.

 

(We ask our Catholic friends to say a prayer to St. Jude, the Saint of uphill battles and impossible causes.  Mr. Cuccinelli's campaign is obviously the former--not the latter.  An example of an impossible cause would be ObamaCare.)

 

If anyone is interested in volunteering for Cuccinelli Campaign, please call me at215.620.3055.  We can assist with transportation and other arrangements.

 

In the next 12 hours, we will be emailing you an official 2013 PAC Voter's Guide.

  

On behalf of the PAC Board of Delegates,

Don Adams

 

 

Independence Hall Tea Party PAC           

 

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Don Adams  xxxxxxxxxxx

               Cort Rosholt xxxxxxxxxxxx

 

 

              Group Urges 'No' Vote on Retention of PA Supreme Court Justices

Ron Castille and Max Baer; Says Justices Stopped Implementation of Voter ID;

Urges Voters to Say 'No' to Judges who said 'No' to Voter ID

 

Philadelphia (October 31, 2013) --  The Independence Hall Tea Party PAC is urging a 'No' vote on retention of PA Supreme Court Justices Ron Castille (R) and Max Baer (D) in Tuesday's November 5, 2013 election due to their failure to uphold the Voter ID law enacted by the Pennsylvania Assembly and signed by Governor Tom Corbett (R).

 

"The Independence Hall Tea Party worked extremely hard to help get Voter ID passed--beginning in November 2010," said PAC President, Don Adams.

 

"We have contacted over 170 Tea Party and Patriot groups across Pennsylvania to ask that they join us in urging the rejection of Justices Ron Castille and Max Baer for their role in obstructing the implementation of the Voter ID law in both the2012 and 2013 Pennsylvania Primary and General Elections," said PAC President,Don Adams.

 

According to Pennsylvania law, Chief Justice Ron Castille, age 69, is required to retire from the Supreme Court upon his 70th birthday.

 

"The PAC is urging voters to give both justices an early retirement for thwarting the will of the people and Pennsylvania law by refusing to implement Voter ID.

 

"Polls consistently show that Pennsylvanians favor Voter ID by overwhelming margins.  A September 2012 Quinnipiac/NY Times/CBS Poll showed that 62% of Pennsylvanians approve the law, while 35% oppose. 

 

"Additionally, 99% of those interviewed stated that they possessed a state issued photo identification and 1% did not," said Adams.

 

"Despite these figures, the PA Supreme Court, with the votes of both Justices Castille and Baer, has seen fit to obstruct Voter ID implementation in four election cycles by twice remanding that a lower court review the law's merit, with specific stipulations of the high court, based on a questionable legal challenge.

 

"The PA Supreme Court did not even have the courage to rule on the law itself.  

Instead, it is hiding behind the rulings of lower court judges. 

 

"This is completely unacceptable behavior and the voters of Pennsylvania will have a chance to say 'No' to the Justices who said 'No' to Voter ID and voter integrity," said Adams.

 

"Undoubtedly, Justices Castille and Baer will spend a small fortune on the retention vote.  We will be limited to word of mouth and free social media.  

But since 2013 is a low turnout election year, and voters, in general, are not in a good mood, we hope to prevail."

  

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Independence Hall Tea Party PAC           

 
                                                 October 27, 2013, 5 PM

 

 

Dear Friends
  
Our PAC formed in March, 2010, and immediately began efforts to defeat
Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as Speaker of the US House of Representatives.
  
If you recall, that same month, Speaker Pelosi had accused the Tea Party of being "racist' immediately following the final DC Stop ObamaCare Rally (in which over 300 friends and members of the Independence Hall Tea Party attended) just before she and the Democrats rammed the 'Unaffordable' Care Act down our collective throats in a partisan House vote.
  
We responded by raising over $25,000 and volunteering our time and efforts to help flip four Congressional seats in our region from D to R and firing Nancy Pelosi as Speaker.
  
Despite our exhaustive efforts, we could not undo the incomprehensible damage her 'leadership' had caused our great nation. 
  
We, then, turned to State Attorneys General to challenge ObamaCare in Federal Court.
  
Of those Attorneys General, one, in particular, fought harder than any other to defeat ObamaCare.  That man was Ken Cuccinelli, the current Attorney General of Virginia.
  
Mr. Cuccinelli is now running to become Governor of Virginia and is within 7 points of defeating Terry McAullife--the corrupt former aid of Bill and Hillary Clinton.
  
Our PAC Board of Delegates recently voted to endorse Mr. Cuccinelli without dissent.   This is the PAC's first gubernatorial endorsement of a candidate residing outside our tri-state region.  (Since we are a Federal PAC, we do not always get involved in state races.)
  
That's how strongly we feel about Mr. Cuccinelli's candidacy.   But don't take our word for it.  Watch Ken in the following You Tube video.
  
Ken Cuccinelli - Fighting for Virginia
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli
  
In the meantime, our PAC is holding a 72-hour Money Drop campaign to bundle contributions for the Cuccinelli campaign.
  
If half of you contributed $5 or $10, we would easily exceed the amount that a Federal PAC can donate to a candidate.   Please give whatever you can and know that, together, we can take back our country one election at a time.
  

 Donate

or mail check to:

 

Independence Hall Tea Party PAC

 PO Box 301, Blackwood, NJ 08012

 

Unfortunately, PAC donations are not tax deductible.

  

Also, if you would be interested in traveling to Virginia to volunteer in the closing days of the campaign, please call 215.620.3055 as soon as possible.

 

Volunteers are needed for Get Out the Vote (GOV) efforts.

 

Can Ken Cuccinelli become Governor?  With our help, he can!

  

On behalf of the PAC Board of Delegates,

Don Adams

 
   
 

 

 
 

 

August 7, 2013, 9 PM

 

 

Dear Friends,

 

Another US Senate Special Election is upon us--and this one is local.

 

Next Tuesday, New Jersey voters will be headed to the polls to vote in the Democrat and Republican primaries for US Senator in a special election to fill the seat vacated by Frank Lautenberg upon his death.

 

We are pleased to announce that our PAC Board of Delegates has voted overwhelmingly to endorse a true champion of the people, Dr. Alieta Eck.  (Please read press release at bottom of this email, as well as the Star Ledger endorsement story--link directly below.)

 

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/08/tea_party_pac_endorses_eck_over_lonegan_in_

 

Dr. Eck is a principled conservative.  Our endorsement of her, over that of perennial candidate Steve Lonegan, comes from the heart.

 

Dr. Alieta Eck

Dr. Eck Addresses the Independence Hall Tea Party, July 4, 2013.  Photo by Jerry Klein.

 

Last month, we caused a little controversy by endorsing a moderate/conservative Republican for Senator of Massachusetts over an extreme leftist Democrat.  We did so in order to gain a Republican vote in our quest to replace the enabler of Obama's socialist government--Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

 

This month, we are excited to endorse someone who shares our core beliefs regarding the role of government and someone who has made many personal sacrifices to help those who are less fortunate--without charging the government or the taxpayer one red cent.

  

While Dr. Eck is not yet well-known in the Garden State, we believe that she is the best candidate to take on the Democrat in the October US Senate General Election.

 

Polls show Steve Lonegan badly trailing Mayor Corey Booker, the most likely Democrat nominee, by more than 25 points! 

 

The only way to upset the applecart is to turn Tuesday's NJ Republican Primary on its head by nominating Dr. Eck.

 

That's where you come in.  We are asking you to share the good news about Dr. Eck's candidacy with your NJ Republican family members, friends, and/or neighbors.

 

Because of the timing and nature of this summer's special election primary, voter turnout will be extremely low.

 

If Dr. Eck can get her supporters to the polls this Tuesday, she could very well defeat the Republican political establishment.

 

You can volunteer to make calls from the comfort of your own home--and you do not have to be a Jersey resident to do so!

 

All you have to do is ask NJ Republican voters to remember to vote for Dr. Eck on Tuesday, August 13.

If you are willing to help:

Go to http://syntrix.co/ and sign up for a free account. (NOTE: DO NOT use the Facebook login).

Once you have set up an account,  you can login and

1) Click on "Campaigns" link from menu near top of screen

2) Choose NJ from the drop down list and find Dr. Alieta's picture on the right.

3) Click on her name and you will be directed to her "Campaign Page."

4) From there, look to the left under "Quick Action Links" & click "Phone from Home."
5) Call the number, follow the phone script, & record the answers.

Questions?  Email Amy,  amyshea72@gmail.com.

 

On behalf of the PAC Board of Delegates,

Don Adams

 

Independence Hall Tea Party PAC           

 

For Immediate Release

 

Don Adams, 215.620.3055

Bill Green, 609.206.1614

 

 

      PAC Board Votes Overwhelmingly to Endorse Alieta Eck for US Senate;

Says Eck is Best for New Jersey

 

Blackwood, NJ (August 7, 2013) -- The 27-member Board of Delegates of the influential Independence Hall Tea Party PAC announced, today, that it has voted overwhelmingly to endorse Dr. Alieta Eck for US Senate in the upcoming New Jersey special election Republican primary.

 

(The PAC is the sister organization of the Independence Hall Tea Party Association, the largest Tea Party in the tri-State region with thousands of members and supporters

living in the Garden State.)

 

"Our PAC Board is very familiar with both Steve Lonegan and Alieta Eck," said PAC President, Don Adams.  "While we respect Mr. Lonegan, we greatly appreciate the intelligence and temperament of Dr. Eck.

 

"Alieta Eck is a proven leader and problem-solver who doesn't sit around waiting for government to fix things," said Burlington County resident and PAC Vice President, Bill Green. 

 

"As the founder of a free health clinic in Somerset county, Dr. Eck has taken a leadership role in providing health care to thousands of New Jersey residents.

 

"She has been at the center of our national health care debate and has consistently and thoughtfully voiced her opposition to ObamaCare," said Mr. Green.

 

"We are also endorsing Dr. Eck because we believe she would be the stronger candidate against the Democrat in the October general election."

 

"It has not been lost upon us that if she were to win the Senate race, she would become 

the first female US Senator in Garden State history.

 

"Our Federal PAC has an excellent track record in picking NJ primaries winners.  In the 2010 and 2012 cycles, the PAC got it right in 7 of 8 competitive contests," said Mr. Adams.

 

"Make no mistake about it, we will be using all of our resources to help Dr. Eck win next Tuesday's primary."

 

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Paid for by Independence Hall Tea Party PAC.  Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.  Visit:  www.IndependenceHallTeaPartyPAC.com.

 
 

 

 

Join Our Poll Watching Team

 

Tired of dead people voting?

Angry Voter ID is being nixed?

Want to stop voter fraud in 2012?

 

There is something you can do.

 

Join our Election Day Poll Watching team!

(special need for attorneys)

 

We'll monitor Philadelphia and Suburban Precincts that haven't been watched in years.

 

Let's keep the election fair and honest--for a change.

 

Election Day Poll Watching Project

Tuesday, November 6, 7 AM-8 PM

At a Precinct in your County

 

Register Now!

Can't make it, but will donate!

 

Training and Poll Watcher Certificates to be provided.

For more information, call 215.620.3055.

 

This just might be the most important election in your lifetime.

 

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Upcoming Events!

 

Tom Smith Victory Bus Tour, Sunday, November 4:

 

9 AM: Penrose Diner, 2016 Penrose Ave, Philadelphia
 
10 AM: Philadelphia Victory Center, 529 S. 4th Street, Philadelphia
 
11:30 AM: Chester County Victory Center, 155 Church Street, West Chester
 
12:30 PM: Chester County Victory Center, 21 Plank Street, Suite 300, Paoli
 
1:30 PM: Montgomery County Victory Center, 200 W. Ridge Pike, Conshohocken
 
The other stops have been cancelled due to Tom's appearance with Mitt Romney
at the Shady Brook Farm in Yardley, PA.
 
The Romney Rally has been moved up from 5:30 PM to 5 PM.
As this is a ticketed event, you must RSVP at:
 
 
By clicking on the above link, you will have access to all the pertinent Romney Rally details.

 

Please Volunteer!

 

Romney/Ryan/Smith Victory Offices

When:  Open Monday-Saturday, 9 AM-9 PM; Sunday, 12-8 PM

Where: SE PA Regional Offices--see list below

 

Jon Runyan for Congress Campaign Offices

When:   Monday-Saturday, 10 AM - 9 PM 

Where:  22 Route 70, West Marlton, NJ   Phone: 856.334.5529

              21 Route 37 East River, Toms River, NJ   Phone: 732.244.5400, 908.217.8479

 

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Here is a complete list of SE PA Regional Romney/Ryan Victory Offices:

 

Berks County Victory Center, 529 Reading Ave., Suite D, West Reading, PA 19611
Contact: Nick Steiner, 724-712-5726, nsteiner@pagop.org

 

Bucks County Victory Center, 115 North Broad Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
Contact: Blake Gober, 484-250-3183, bgober@pagop.org

 

Bucks County Victory Center 2, 3070 Bristol Pike, Bldg. #1 - Suite 207, PA

Bensalem,  Contact:  Mary, 484-681-1079

 

Chester County Victory Center, 15 S. Church Street, West Chester, PA 19382

Contact: Rhett O'Hara, 215-779-1190, rohara@pagop.org

 

Chester County Victory Center 2, 21 Plank Ave., Suite 300, Paoli, PA 19301
Contact: Salome Gasabile, 484-951-7063, sgasabile@pagop.org

 

Delaware County Victory Center, 1001 Baltimore Pike, Suite 208, Springfield, PA 19604
Contact: Aaron Summers, 484-222-1388, asummers@pagop.org

 

Lancaster County Victory Center, 902 Columbia Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603
Contact: Alicia Hubiak, 717-614-5613, ahubiak@pagop.org

 

Lehigh County Victory Center, 2285 Schoenersville Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18107
Contact: Charles Creitz, 717-686-2516, ccrietz@pagop.org

 

Luzerne County Victory Center, 34 S. Main Street Ste #4, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
Contact: Mary Pellant, 484-951-7063, mpellant@pagop.org

 

Montgomery County Victory Center, 200 W. Ridge Pike, #121, Conshohocken, PA 19428
Contact: Perry Bentley, 717-686-2219, pbentley@pagop.org

 

Montgomery County Victory Center 2, 2 Village Rd, Suite 1A, Horsham, PA 19044
Contact: Kevin Baker, 814.418.3713

 

Philadelphia County Victory Center, 529 S. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Contact: Roman Sosalski, 267-386-5216, rsosalski@pagop.org

 

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Independence Hall Tea Party PAC      Press Release

 

For Immediate Release

 

 

Delaware's Sher Valenzuela Receives First Ever Lt. Governor Endorsement from Independence Hall Tea Party PAC;

PAC Says 2012 Small Businesswoman of the Year Built Her Company

 

 

Blackwood, NJ (August 22, 2012) -- The Independence Hall Tea Party PAC, the only federally registered Tea Party PAC in the tri-state (DE, NJ, PA) region, announced today that its Board of Delegates has voted to unanimously endorse Sher Valenzuela for Lt. Governor of Delaware.

 

It's the first time the PAC has endorsed in a Lt. Governor race.

 

"With rare exception, the PAC normally endorses in federal contests. We've decided to endorse in this particular race due to the overwhelming qualifications, including leadership, that Sher Valenzuela brings to the table," said PAC President, Don Adams.

 

"One of the goals of our PAC is to defeat the collectivist politicians who not only occupy the chambers of power in DC, but also in Dover. Sher is a bright star in a sea of political darkness that hovers over the state capitol."

 

"As Delaware's 2012 Businesswoman of the year, Sher Valenzuela knows how to build successful companies and how to put people to work. She understands that free enterprise, not government, is the force that drives economic prosperity."

 

"Sher Valenzuela is the future of Delaware and the Republican Party," said PAC Delegate and New Castle County, DE resident, Jason O'Neill. "We are also very proud that she will be addressing the Republican National Convention on Tuesday evening, August 28.

 

"In her speech, Sher will have the opportunity to highlight her experience as a small business owner living the American Dream."

 

The Tuesday night theme of the Republican Convention will be, 'We Built This.'

Ms. Valenzuela is expected to speak during prime time hours--immediately after Governor Bobby Jindal and before Governor Chris Christie.

 

Ms. Valenzuela and her husband Eli operate First State Manufacturing, a company in Milford with nearly 70 employees.

 

The company produces an array of products, ranging from protective padding for Major League Baseball umpires, to engine covers for U.S. armed forces aircraft, and combat vests for the Israeli Army.

 

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Please Join Us and Our Guests of Honor

 

US Senate Candidate

Tom Smith (R-PA)

 

US Congressman

Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8)

 

US Congressional Candidate

Joe Rooney (PA-13)

 

For a Wine and Cheese Reception

(featuring Dom Giordano Wines)

 

at the private home of

Fran and Gene Shusman

Rydal, PA 

 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

3-6 PM

$35.00 per person, suggested (or give what you can)

 

Luncheon with Congressman Fitzpatrick

2-3 PM

(same date & location)

$250.00 per person

(space very limited, reception included)

 

Host Committee

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Shusman

Dr. and Mrs. Frederick Lieberman

Mr. Howard Katzoff and Mrs. Patti Klein

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Eckert

Mr. and Mrs. William Ash

Mr. Sean Carpenter

Miss Teri Adams

 

Sponsored by the Independence Hall Tea Party PAC

Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

Visit: www.IndependenceHallTeaPartyPAC.com.

 

For more information, please call 215.620.3055.

 

* All proceeds to benefit our endorsed candidates.

 
 
 
 

 

Independence Hall Tea Party PAC

 
 

For Immediate Release

Contact: Don Adams, 215.620.3055

 

 

Independence Hall Tea Party PAC Wins Four out of Five Contested

NJ Primary Contests; Congratulates Romney, Kyrillos, Smith, and Little

 

 

Blackwood, NJ (April 7, 2012) -- The Independence Hall Tea Party PAC followed-up its 2010 NJ Primary success (when all four of its endorsed candidates won contested Congressional races) by winning 80% of its 2012 contests.

 

"We congratulate Governor Mitt Romney, Senator Joe Kyrillos, Congressman Chris Smith, and Anna Little on tremendous landslide victories this past Tuesday," said PAC NJ Vice President and Burlington County Resident, Bill Green.

 

"Anna Little's victory was particularly sweet since the Monmouth County Republican machine backed her opponent. Anna won Monmouth by a decisive 20 points and won Middlesex County by an even larger margin," said Green.

 

"The voters clearly appreciated Anna's theme of 'Little government is good government' and rewarded her with an impressive 70% of the vote district-wide."

 

The only race the PAC lost-- Congressional District 7 -- pitted successful Conservative Entrepreneur Dave Larsen against two term incumbent, Leonard Lance. It was the closest congressional contest of the Republican primary.

 

"We are only sorry that we couldn't carry Dave Larsen over the finish line," said PAC President, Don Adams. "It's extremely difficult to defeat an entrenched incumbent like Congressman Lance.

 

"Dave is a tremendous candidate and a true American patriot. Going forward, he has an important role to play in New Jersey politics."

 

The PAC also endorsed Congressman Jon Runyan (NJ-3), Greg Horton (NJ-1), and Eric Beck (NJ-12). All three were unopposed.

 

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Independence Hall Tea Party PAC            Press Release

 
 
 
 
 

For Immediate Release

 

 

Influential Tea Party Unanimously Endorses Joe Kyrillos for NJ US Senate;

Restates Its Enthusiastic Endorsement of Mitt Romney

 

Blackwood, NJ (May 17, 2012) -- The Independence Hall Tea Party PAC, the only federally registered Tea Party PAC in the tri-state (DE, NJ, PA) region, announced today that its Board of Delegates has voted unanimously to endorse State Senator Joe Kyrillos for the US Senate. (The PAC is registered in Blackwood, NJ.)

 

"The goal of our PAC is to win the White House and the Senate by defeating the collectivist Democrats who have destroyed any chance of a full economic recovery from one of the deepest recessions our nation has ever faced," said PAC President, Don Adams.

 

"As a conservative, Joe Kyrillos understands that in order for the economy to improve, we must reform the tax code and stop the enormous deficit spending resulting from bailouts, pseudo stimulus programs, and the expansion of the existing government bureaucracy.

 

"Mr. Kyrillos will fight the Draconian regulations and taxes that keep small businesses, the true engine of our economy, from starting and growing.  Mr. Kyrillos knows that small business growth will lead to job growth and a brighter economic future for New Jerseyans and Americans."

 

"We believe that of the current Republican field, only Joe Kyrillos has the resources to defeat incumbent US Senator Robert Menendez in the fall," said PAC NJ Vice President and Burlington County resident, Bill Green.

 

"Robert Menendez, whose re-elect numbers are well below 50%, is in danger of losing his seat due to the big government policies he has voted to support--including ObamaCare--a program that, according to revised Congressional Budget Office figures, will now cost nearly a trillion dollars more than originally anticipated.

 

"In three and a half years, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Robert Menendez, and their fellow Democrats, have not even met the minimal requirements of their job by passing an annual budget," said Mr. Green.

 

"Joe Kyrillos will do the job Bob Menendez has refused to do. That's why we are endorsing Kyrillos for the US Senate."

 

"On January 2, the eve of the Iowa Caucus, the PAC proudly announced its endorsement of Governor Mitt Romney for US President," added Mr. Adams.

 

"We were the first Tea Party in the nation to back Governor Romney. We

enthusiastically stand by that endorsement and encourage New Jerseyans to vote for Mitt Romney, along with Joe Kyrillos and our endorsed Congressional candidates, on Primary Day, June 5.

 

Last week, the PAC announced its endorsement of the following NJ Congressional Candidates:

 

Congressional District 1, Greg Horton

Congressional District 3, Jon Runyan

Congressional District 4, Chris Smith

Congressional District 6, Anna Little

Congressional District 7, Dave Larsen

Congressional District 12, Eric Beck

 

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Independence Hall Tea Party PAC            Press Release

 
 
 
 
 

For Immediate Release

Contact: Don Adams, 215.620.3055

 

 

 

Influential Tea Party PAC Announces NJ Congressional Endorsements;

Four Challengers and Two Incumbents Among Picks

 

Philadelphia, PA (May 9, 2012) -- The Independence Hall Tea Party PAC, the only federally registered Tea Party PAC in the tri-state (DE, NJ, PA) region, announced today that its Board of Delegates has voted to endorse six Congressional candidates running in the June 5 New Jersey Primary.

 

"With the Primary just four weeks away, we are proud to announce our endorsed candidates for the US House of Representatives from Central and South Jersey," said PAC President, Don Adams.

 

Three of the candidates are in competitive primary races.

 

"Our first endorsed candidate, Dave Larsen (NJ-7), is a conservative's conservative," Adams said. "The PAC unanimously voted to support Larsen's primary challenge to unseat Republican incumbent Leonard Lance because Congressman Lance is not a conviction conservative--he's a moderate who votes conservative when it's politically expedient to do so."

 

"Larsen, a natural conservative, will be a reliable vote in Congress."

 

In the neighboring 6th district, the PAC voted unanimously to endorse longtime ally, Anna Little, over her unexpected primary challenger.

 

"Little, a Reagan Republican, had previously won our endorsement in the 2010 primary," said Burlington County resident and PAC NJ Vice President, Bill Green.  "We helped her pull off an 84-vote upset victory over opponent Diane Gooch.

 

"After winning the primary, Little waged an impressive campaign against incumbent Congressman Frank Pallone. We think she can finish the job by defeating him in 2012.

 

"Her theme, 'Little government is good government' perfectly matches our Tea Party philosophy," said Green.

 

"As supporters of one of the most fiscally conservative House of Representatives in modern history, incumbents Chris Smith (NJ-4) and Jon Runyan (NJ-3) have also earned our unanimous endorsement.

 

"Additionally, Congressman Smith, who also faces a primary challenge, has been

a forceful leader for Human Rights as recently evidenced in the case of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng in which the Congressman successfully fought for the political asylum of the dissident and his family.

 

Congressman Smith is one of the few irreplaceable members of the US House,"

Green said.

 

"My own Congressman, Jon Runyan, has had an exceptional freshman term in the 112th Congress. He has voted to repeal ObamaCare; pass the Ryan Budget; and enact Cut, Cap, and Balance--among other courageous votes.

 

"We are especially proud of Congressman Runyan's record as we were the only local Tea Party to endorse him in the 2010 primary."

 

Finally, the PAC voted overwhelmingly to endorse Eric Beck (NJ-12) and Greg Horton (NJ-1).

 

"Their respective general election opponents, Congressmen Rush Holt and Rob Andrews, earned the lowest ratings of any regional members of Congress on the Independence Hall Tea Party 2012 Congressional Scorecard," said Adams.

 

"Holt actually received a zero--which was a difficult thing to do.

 

"In the case of Andrews, not only does he possess a miserable voting record, he is also embroiled in an escalating scandal involving the misuse of campaign funds.

 

"There's no doubt that these two incumbents should be replaced. In their stead, conservatives Beck and Horton would make exceptional Congressmen," said Adams.

 

Here is the official list of PAC endorsed NJ Congressional Candidates:

 

Congressional District 1, Greg Horton

Congressional District 3, Jon Runyan

Congressional District 4, Chris Smith

Congressional District 6, Anna Little

Congressional District 7, Dave Larsen

Congressional District 12, Eric Beck

 

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Independence Hall Tea Party PAC             Press Release

 
 
 
 
 

For Immediate Release

 

 

Independence Hall Tea Party PAC Wins 80% Of Its Contested PA Primary Races; Romney, Smith, Argall Propel Tea Party to Victory

 

Philadelphia (April 24, 2012) -- The Independence Hall Tea Party PAC, a tri-state (DE, NJ, PA) regional political action committee, declared victory, tonight, after winning 80% of its contested primary races.

 

The PAC endorsed Mitt Romney for President in both Delaware and Pennsylvania; Tom Smith for US Senate in Pennsylvania; and Dave Argall in the PA 29th Senatorial District.

 

The PAC lost only in the PA 9th Senatorial District where Senate Majority leader Dominic Pileggi defeated challenger Roger Howard.

 

"As we endorsed Governor Romney on January 2nd before the Iowa Caucus, it was terrific to see him victorious in Delaware and Pennsylvania all of these months later," said PAC President, Don Adams.

 

"He is now, without a doubt, the Presumptive Presidential Nominee of the Republican Party."

 

"In the US Senate contest, it is obvious that Governor Tom Corbett and Republican State Committee got it wrong," said Adams.

 

"While we believe the State Committee has a right to endorse, we were opposed to the selection of Steve Welch. That's why we launched the 'Squelch Welch' campaign just prior to the State Committee's endorsement meeting.

 

"Welch, a Republican turned Democrat turned Republican, who voted for Barack Obama in 2008, is the exact type of candidate the Republican State Committee should have opposed," Adams said.

 

"The Tom Smith victory shows that the Tea Party is alive and well," said PAC PA Vice President, Sean Carpenter. "Tom was a co-founder of the Indiana Armstrong Patriots in Western PA. It was only natural that we would endorse him."

 

"Running PAC sponsored radio spots (entitled Tom Smith, He's One of Us) in the Philly media market clearly helped, as Tom won Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Lehigh Counties," said Carpenter.

 

Also, 24 of the PAC's 30 endorsed candidates for Delegate to the Republican National Convention (from Southeast, PA Congressional Districts) won their races.

 

All eleven of the PAC's endorsed US House candidates won as they ran unopposed.

 

"We did extremely well, tonight," said Adams. "Anytime you win 80% of your contested races, you should be smiling."

 

(Please find our 2012 DE and PA Voter's Guide below.)

 

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April 22, 2012

 


Dear Members and Friends,

 

The Independence Hall Tea Party PAC 27-member Board of Delegates (all volunteer) has voted, after careful consideration, to endorse the following candidates in the Delaware and Pennsylvania 2012 Republican Primary:

 

US President: Governor Mitt Romney

 

In other PA Republican Primary Contests (Delaware is a Presidential Primary only), the PAC has officially endorsed the following candidates:

 

US Senate: Tom Smith

 

(Party backed candidate, Steve Welch, is a Republican turned Democrat turned Republican, all in the last four years, who, incredibly enough, voted for Barack Obama and supported Joe Sestak!

 

Sam Rohrer voted for the midnight pay raise and pension increase.)

 

US House of Representatives:

Congressional District 1, John Featherman;

Congressional District 2, Robert Mansfield;

Congressional District 6, Jim Gerlach;

Congressional District 7, Pat Meehan;

Congressional District 8, Mike Fitzpatrick;

Congressional District 11, Lou Barletta;

Congressional District 12, Keith Rothfus;

Congressional District 13, Joe Rooney;

Congressional District 15, Charlie Dent;

Congressional District 16, Joe Pitts;

Congressional District 17, Laureen Cummings

 

PA State Senate:

District 9, Roger Howard

District 29, Dave Argall

 

Delegates to the Republican National Convention (all but two are known supporters of Mitt Romney):

CD 1 - Marion Taxin, Chris Vogler, and Fred Anton

CD 2 - Lew Harris, Adam Lang, Vaughan Gureghian, and Walt Vogler

CD 6 - Jim Gerlach, Ryan Costello, and Curt Schroder

CD 7 - Robert Willert, Andy Lewis, Patricia Booker, and Michael Puppio

CD 8 - Joe DiGiralomo, Rob Loughery, Pat Poprik, and Bernie O'Neill

CD 11 - Jeff Haste, Jeff Piccola, John Gordner, and Don Ely

CD 13 - Tom Ellis, William Donnelly, and Mike McMonagle

CD 15 - Pat Browne

CD 16 - Mike Brubaker, Dave Dumeyer, and Ann Womble

CD 17 - Robert Kerr, Dan Daub, Mary Beth Dougherty, and Maria Montero

 

CD = Congressional District

 

Since we endorsed Governor Romney for President, it is only logical that we would endorse, for the most part, delegates who also backed the Governor.

 

There were two exceptions. In the 6th and 13th Congressional Districts, respectively, we have endorsed two longstanding friends of the Independence Hall Tea Party, Rep. Curt Schroder (winner of the Association's 2011 State Legislator of the Year Award) and Mike McMonagle.

 

(On the eve of the Iowa Caucus, January 2, 2012, the PAC became the first Tea Party in the nation to endorse Governor Romney for President.)

 

We hope you'll consider our recommendations.

 

On behalf of the PAC Board of Delegates,

Don Adams

 

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Independence Hall Tea Party PAC Press Release

 
 

For Immediate Release

Contact: Don Adams, 215.620.3055, getsmarty@hotmail.com

Sean Carpenter, carpenter.sean@gmail.com

 

 

Independence Hall Tea Party PAC Announces PA Congressional Endorsements; Calls Current House Record One of the Most Fiscally Conservative in Modern History

 

Philadelphia, PA (April 12, 2012) -- The Independence Hall Tea Party PAC, an influential tri-state (DE, NJ, PA) regional group, announced today that its Board of Delegates has voted overwhelmingly to endorse eleven Pennsylvania Congressional candidates.

 

The PAC has endorsed six incumbents, three of whom it backed as Congressional challengers to Democrat incumbents in 2010: Lou Barletta (PA-11), Mike Fitzpatrick(PA-8), and Pat Meehan (PA-7).

 

"We are pleased with many of the major votes cast by our regional incumbent Republican Congressmen," said PAC PA Vice President, Sean Carpenter. "As members of one of the most fiscally conservative House of Representatives in modern history, they have earned our endorsement.

 

"The House of Representatives of the 112th Congress approved major legislative initiatives which we supported, including: Repeal of ObamaCare; Cut, Cap, and Balance; a Balanced Budget Amendment; the Ryan Budget; the Bush Tax Cuts; and the Keystone Pipeline Project."

 

The PAC endorsed the Republican candidates seeking to oust Democrat incumbents Bob Brady (PA-2), Chaka Fattah (PA-1), Tim Holden (PA-11), and Allyson Schwartz (PA-13).

 

"Regional Congressional Democrat incumbents performed very poorly on our Tri-State Congressional Scorecard. We are urging voters to fire them," said Carpenter.

 

In addition to Regional candidates, the PAC endorsed Republican Keith Rothfus in the 12th Congressional District race.

 

"Keith Rothfus stands an excellent chance of defeating the winner of the Critz/Altmire Democrat primary. We will do all we can to assist Mr. Rothfus," Carpenter added.

 

Here is the official list of PAC endorsed PA Congressional Candidates:

 

Congressional District 1, John Featherman;

Congressional District 2, Robert Mansfield;

Congressional District 6, Jim Gerlach;

Congressional District 7, Pat Meehan;

Congressional District 8, Mike Fitzpatrick;

Congressional District 11, Lou Barletta;

Congressional District 12, Keith Rothfus;

Congressional District 13, Joe Rooney;

Congressional District 15, Charlie Dent;

Congressional District 16, Joe Pitts;

Congressional District 17, Laureen Cummings

 

On April 2, the PAC announced it had endorsed Tom Smith for US Senate.

 

In the coming weeks, the PAC will announce its Congressional endorsements for

New Jersey and Delaware.

 

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The Independence Hall Tea Party Association, the sister organization of the Independence Hall Tea Party PAC, was formed in May, 2009 after two successful Tea Parties held at Independence Mall, Philadelphia--one in February and one in April of that year.

 

The Association is the largest Tea Party group in the tri-state region with thousands of members and supporters.

 

For more information, visit www.IndependenceHallTeaPartyPAC.com.

 
 
 
 

 

Independence Hall Tea Party PAC          Press Release

 
 
 
 
 

For Immediate Release

 

 

Independence Hall Tea Party PAC Endorses Tom Smith For US Senate;

Calls Him the Conservative Version of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

 

Philadelphia, PA (April 2, 2012) -- The Independence Hall Tea Party PAC, an influential tri-state (DE, NJ, PA) regional group, announced today that its Board of Delegates has voted overwhelmingly to endorse Republican Tom Smith of western PA for the US Senate seat currently held by Bob Casey (D-PA).

 

"Defeating Bob Casey is a major priority for our PAC," said PAC President, Don Adams.

 

"Among the four conservatives in the race, Tom Smith appears to be the one candidate who can unite the various factions in the Republican Party while still appealing to Reagan Democrats and Independents.

 

"A successful business owner, devoted family man, and longtime contributor to

conservative causes, Tom Smith has a wholesome, down to earth sincerity that is both refreshing and appealing--and sorely lacking in career politicians," said Mr. Adams.

 

"His story is a conservative version of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. There's no doubt that Tom Smith is on a mission to restore economic growth by reigning in government spending and abolishing costly government regulations that are choking the economy and preventing the private sector from creating jobs. As an employer in the energy field, he understands what drives the economy.

 

"Tom Smith has lived the American dream," said PAC PA Vice President, Sean Carpenter. "After starting out as a laborer in a coal mine, Tom worked his way up to owning his own business. He made his money the hard way--he earned it."

 

"Just as he's done over the past decade with other Republican candidates, Tom is willing to put his money where is mouth is--essentially self-financing his bid for the US Senate," said Mr. Carpenter

 

"Tom knows that his success story would be nearly impossible to replicate today

given Washington's ever increasing regulatory burden and out-of-control spending

that is threatening to leave America's grandchildren with lost opportunities and a crushing debt."

 

Added Mr. Adams, "To that end, Bob Casey has been one of President Obama's staunchest political allies in the Senate -- using his so-called conservative credentials to lead the way for passage of ObamaCare and other bloated 'stimulus' programs that have added trillions of dollars to the deficit and little improvement to the economy."

 

"We cannot afford another six years of Bob Casey and we believe Tom Smith is the one Republican candidate who can defeat him in November."

 

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The Independence Hall Tea Party Association, the sister organization of the Independence Hall Tea Party PAC, was formed in May, 2009 after two successful Tea Parties held at Independence Mall, Philadelphia--one in February and one in April of that year.

 

The Association is the oldest and largest Tea Party group in the tri-state region with thousands of members and supporters.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Independence Hall Tea Party PAC       Press Release

 
 

For Immediate Release 

 

 

Independence Hall Tea Party PAC Becomes First Tea Party

To Endorse Mitt Romney; Predicts Governor Romney Will Be Elected 

45th President of the United States 

 

Philadelphia, PA (January 2, 2012) -- The Independence Hall Tea Party PAC, a tri-state (DE, NJ, PA) regional group, announced today that its 27-member Board of Delegates has voted overwhelmingly to endorse Mitt Romney for President.

 

The Independence Hall Tea Party PAC is the first Tea Party group in the nation to formally endorse Governor Romney.

 

"Over the past several weeks, a consensus has been building among our Board of Delegates that Mitt Romney is the most electable Republican candidate," said PAC President, Don Adams.  "We, as a Tea Party PAC, have set winning the White House as our number one priority in 2012.  We believe Mr. Romney is the one candidate who can win the Republican nomination and defeat President Barack Obama in November.  

 

"Mr. Romney is the only Republican candidate who has consistently polled even or ahead of President Obama in national surveys.  He puts a number of 2008 blue states in play, including Michigan and New Hampshire.  He also appeals to large numbers of independent voters." 

 

"Mr. Romney, a devoted family man, is an incredibly talented, well-rounded individual with in-depth knowledge and experience in both the private and public sectors of the economy," said PAC New Jersey Vice President, Bill Green.  "Ultimately, we believe Mr. Romney is a man of principle who, once elected, will lead our nation back to prosperity."

 

PAC Delaware Vice President, Kevin Street, said, "His vision of a strong America, one built on the foundations of free enterprise and meritocracy, is most compatible with the principles of the Tea Party movement. 

 

"Mr. Romney has stated time and again that he believes in a limited role for the Federal government--emphasizing that the 10th Amendment of the United States Constitution delineates between the powers of the national government and that of the states."

 

"Mr. Romney will pursue a policy of energy independence, lower taxes, and less government spending.  He has promised to secure our borders and redirect our foreign policy," added PAC Pennsylvania Vice President, Sean Carpenter.  "Under his presidency, the United States will no longer prostrate itself before other nations.  We believe in a strong America--an America that is respected for its economic vibrancy, its military strength, and its constitutional values."

 

PAC Co-Founder, Teri Adams, said, "We realize that a number of fellow 

Tea Partiers are not yet where we are in supporting Mitt Romney for President--and we respect their varied positions. 

 

"However, we felt compelled to make an endorsement in light of a counter-productive effort to stop Mitt Romney among some disparate elements on the right--often based on a religious intolerance of Mr. Romney's Mormon faith. 

 

"We also think the notion that the Tea Party will support a 3rd party candidate after Mitt Romney becomes the Republican nominee, a notion most often advanced by the mainstream media, must be discredited," Ms. Adams said.

 

"It discounts the good sense of millions of Tea Party folks nationwide who have come to realize, or will eventually realize, that the only way to defeat

President Obama, whose policies are an anathema to conservatism and

the Tea Party Movement, is to rally around his strongest opponent--Gov. Mitt Romney--the man who, we believe, will become the next president of the United States."

 

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Independence Hall Tea Party PAC         

 
 

 NJ/PA Tea Party Voters Guide for Election Day, Nov. 8, 2011 

 

 

This Tuesday, all 120 seats of the New Jersey State Legislature are up for grabs--40 Senate, 80 Assembly.  In order to pass his reform agenda, Governor Chris Christie needs  to increase Republican support in both houses, which are currently controlled by the Democrats.

  

 The PAC Executive Board recommends the following candidates running in Central

 and South Jersey Districts (1-19, 30): 

 

     District: 1

     State Senate:  David S. DeWeese (R)

     State Assembly:  Samuel Fiocchi (R), Suzanne M. Walters (R)

 

     District: 2

     State Senate:  Vince Polistina (R)

     State Assembly:  John F. Amodeo (R)i, Chris Brown (R)i

 

     District: 3

     State Senate:  Michael Mulligan (R)

     State Assembly:  Domenick DiCicco (R)i, Bob Villare (R)

 

     District: 4

     State Senate:  Giancarlo D'Orazio (R)

     State Assembly:  Shelley Lovett (R), Patricia Fratticcioli (R)

 

     District: 5

     State Senate:  Keith Walker (R)

     State Assembly:  William Levins (R), Terrell A. Ratliff (R)

 

     District: 6

     State Senate:  Phil Mitsh (R)

     State Assembly:  Allan Richardson (R), Gregory Horton (R)

 

     District: 7

     State Senator:  Dianne Allen (R)i

     State Assembly:  Christopher Halgas (R), James "Jim" Keenan (R)

 

     District: 8

     State Senate:  Dawn Maria Addiego (R)

     State Assembly:  Scott Rudder (R)i, Christopher J. Brown (R)

 

     District: 9

     State Senate:  Christopher J. Connors (R)i

     State Assembly:  Brian E. Rumpf (R)i, DiAnne C. Gove (R)i

 

     District: 10

     State Senate:  Jim Holzapfel (R)i

     State Assembly:  Dave Wolfe (R)i, Gregory P. McGuckin (R)

 

     District: 11

     State Senate:  Jennifer Beck (R)i

     State Assembly:  Mary Pat Angelini (R)i, Caroline Casagrande (R)i

 

     District: 12

     State Senate:  Samuel D. Thompson (R)

     State Assembly:  Ronald S. Dancer (R)i, Robert D. Clifton (R)

 

     District: 13

     State Senate:  Joe Kyrillos, Jr. (R)i

     State Assembly:  Declan O'Scanlon (R)i--No additional recommendation.

 

     District: 14

     State Senate:  Richard J. Kanka (R)

     State Assembly:  Wayne Wittman (R), Sheree McGowan (R)

 

     District: 15

     State Senate:  Donald J. Cox (R)

     State Assembly:  Peter M. Yull (R), Kathy Kilcommons (R)

 

     District: 16

     State Senate:  Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R)i

     State Assembly:  Peter J. Biondi (R)i, Jack M. Ciattarelli (R)

 

     District: 17

     State Senate:  Jordan Richards (R)

     State Assembly:  Carlo A. DiLalla (R), Robert S. Mettler (R)

 

     District: 18

     State Senate:  Gloria S. Dittman (R)

     State Assembly:  Joseph Sinagra (R), Marcia Silva (R)

 

     District: 19

     State Senate:  Paul Lund, Jr. (R)

     State Assembly:  Angel J. Leon (R), Shane Robinson (R)

 

     District: 30

     State Senate:  Robert W. Singer (R)i

     State Assembly:  Sean T. Keane (R)i, David P. Kible (R)i

 

  

 In Pennsylvania, the PAC Executive Board recommends the following statewide

 Judicial candidates:

  

     Pennsylvania Superior Court:  Vic Stabile

     Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court:  Anne Covey

  

 On Judicial Retention, the PAC Executive Board recommends a NO VOTE for the

 following candidates:

  

    Pennsylvania Superior Court:  John Bender

     Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court:  Mary Hannah Leavitt, Renee Cohn Jubelirer 

 

 The PAC Executive Board recommends the following countywide candidates

 (Southeast PA):

 

     Berks County Commissioner:  Mark C. Scott (R), Christian Y. Leinback (R)

     Bucks County Commissioner:  Charles Martin (R), Robert Loughery (R)

     Chester County Commissioner:  Ryan Costello (R), Terrence Farrell (R)

     Delaware County Council:  John McBlaine (R), Colleen Morrone (R), Thomas

                                                            McGarrigle(R)

     Lancaster County Commissioner:  Scott Martin (R), Dennis Stuckey (R)

     Lehigh County Commissioner:  Vic Mazziotti (R), Brad Osbourne (R), Scott ott (R), Lisa  

                                                                     Scheller (R)

     Montgomery County Commissioner:  Jenny Brown (R), Bruce Castor (R)

     Northampton County Council:  District 1, Seth Vaughn (R); District 2, Mike Dowd (R);

                                                                    District 3, Matt Connolly (R); District 4, Ron Angle (R)  

     Philadelphia City Commissioner:  Al Schmidt (R)

     Philadelphia City Council:  David Oh (R)

 

 The PAC Executive Board recommends a NO VOTE on the Philadelphia Bond

 Question permitting the city to borrow $111,295,000.

 

 The PAC Executive Board also recommends a NO VOTE on the proposed Charter 

 Change Question requiring the city to establish a rainy day fund.

 

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Tea Party PAC Endorses John Featherman In Mayoral Primary; Calls Karen Brown's Candidacy Questionable At Best

 

Philadelphia, PA (May 4, 2011) -- The Independence Hall Tea Party PAC Board of Delegates voted overwhelmingly, last night, to endorse John Featherman in the May 17, 2011 Republican Mayoral Primary.

 

This marks only the second time the PAC has endorsed a candidate in a non-federal election.

 

"First and foremost, this endorsement speaks to the intelligence and credibility that John Featherman brings to the table," said PAC President, Don Adams.

 

"We agree with much of his platform, especially his commitment to enacting School Choice and his pledge to cut the city sales tax, as well as the real estate transfer tax.

 

"Obviously, we are sending a message to the Philadelphia Republican City Committee that we disapprove of their support for Karen Brown, an unknown, inexperienced candidate who was a registered Democrat through January of this year," said Mr. Adams.

 

"Why would the Committee support a candidate from the opposing party--especially one with such a limited grasp of the issues--over an elected Republican Committeeman with Mr. Featherman's business background and political acumen?"

 

Mr. Featherman, an award winning real estate agent with Prudential Fox & Roach, holds an MBA from Columbia University.

 

"John Featherman would like to eliminate the gross receipts tax to bring more business into the city, thereby creating jobs," said PAC Board Member and Philadelphia resident, Lin DeCesare.

 

"He also intends to bid out all legally permissible city services, which would save the city millions of dollars.

 

"John is man of ideas and principles. We are proud to endorse his candidacy and will be working on his behalf now through election day," said Ms. DeCesare.

 

(In March of this year, the PAC voted unanimously to endorse Patti Weaver, a founder of the Pittsburgh Tea Movement, for Allegheny County Executive.  Ms. Weaver has since withdrawn her candidacy and her name will not appear on the ballot.  Her endorsement was the first non-federal PAC endorsement.)

 

To learn more about John Featherman, please visit www.Featherman.com.

 

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October 6, 2010

 

Dear Friends,

 

In March, 2010, the Independence Hall Tea Party PAC endorsed our first candidate, Joe Vodvarka (D-PA), for U.S. Senate in the Democratic Primary.  Mr. Vodvarka was forced off the ballot after a challenge to his petitions lodged by Joe Sestak (D-PA).

 

Mr. Vodvarka had gathered more than enough signatures, but the Judge threw out just the necessary number needed to remove his bame from the ballot.  

 

On April 18, 2010, the PAC endorsed 14 candidates for Congress:  In New Jersey, Dale Glading (R-1), Jon Runyan (R-3), Anna Little (R-6), Scott  Sipprelle (R-12);

 

In Pennsylvania, Jim Gerlach (R-6), Pat Meehan (R-7), Mike Fitzpatrick (R-8),   Lou Barletta (R-11),  Brian Kelly (D-11),  Josh Quinter (R-13), Charlie Dent (R-15), Joe Pitts (R- 16), Dave Argall (R-17), and Pat Toomey (R-PA).

 

We endorsed our 15th candidate, Christine O'Donnell (R-DE), in August, 2010.

 

During the 2010 Primary Season, the PAC went 13 for 15 overall, and 10 for 12 in competitive races.

 

The Board of Delegates endorsed 2 Democrats and 14 Republicans.  We are proud of our record and our endorsed candidates for the November, 2010 General Election (see below).

 

On behalf of the PAC Board of Delegates,

Don Adams, President

PAC 2010 Endorsed Congressional Candidates, New Jersey

         

Dale Glading Image Jon Runyan Image
Dale Glading (NJ-1) Jon Runyan (NJ-3)    Anna Little (NJ-6) Scott Siprelle (NJ-12)

 

Independence Hall Tea Party PAC       Press Release

 

For Immediate Release

    

      Tea Party PAC Endorses Kevin Wade for US Senate in Delaware;

    Calls Wade Most Articulate Conservative Candidate in Tri-State Region

 

Philadelphia, PA (September 5, 2012) -- In its final endorsement of the primary season, the influential Independence Hall Tea Party PAC announced today that its 27-member Board of Delegates has unanimously voted to back Kevin Wade (R-DE) for US Senate.

 

The Delaware Primary will be held Tuesday, September 11.

 

"I have known Kevin Wade for over eight years," said the PAC's Delaware Delegate and New Castle County resident, Jason O'Neill. "Kevin is a true patriot committed to a constitutional, limited government.

 

"Washington is indeed broken and it is time we have citizen candidates, like Kevin Wade, who are willing to step up and pull back the reins of big government.

 

"As an engineer, Kevin will apply his analytical skills to fixing the budgetary problems that career politicians have created," said Mr. O'Neill.

 

"Kevin is a 'small business' owner who started an engineering firm on his kitchen table over thirty years ago. He knows how to build the businesses that create private sector jobs."

 

Today, that engineering firm, Philadelphia Control Systems, is recognized world-wide--having assisted numerous Fortune 500 clients by improving their processes and maximizing their efficiency and effectiveness in today's global marketplace.

 

"There isn't a single candidate running for office in the tri-state region that can articulate conservative principles better than Kevin Wade," added PAC President Don Adams.

 

"We look forward to the fall debates. We're confidant Kevin will impress Delawareans. He and our endorsed Lt. Governor candidate, Sher Valenzuela (R-DE), are the future of the Republican Party and of Delaware."

 

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PAC 2010 Endorsed Congressional Candidates, Pennsylvania

      

Pat Toomey, US Senate

 Jim Gerlach    

(R-6)

  Pat Meehan 

(PA-7)

Mike Fitzpatrick

(PA-8)

 

Lou Barletta

(PA-11)

Dee Adcock

(PA-13)

  Charlie Dent

(PA-15)

   Joe Pitts     

(PA-16) 

 Dave Argall

(PA-17)

PAC 2010 Endorsed Congressional Candidates, Delaware

 

Christine O'Donnell, US Senate Glen Urquhart (DE-At-Large)

                                                                                 

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2012 Endorsed Candidates

US President

MittRomney                                                                                                                   www.mittromney.com


PENNSYLVANIA

US Senate

Tom Smith
www.tomsmithforSenate.com

US House

PA-1
John Featherman
www.featherman.com

PA-2
RobertMansfield                                                                                                      www.mansfieldforcongress.com

PA-6
JamesGerlach                                                                                                      www.jimgerlachforcongress.com

PA-7
PatMeehan                                                                                                            www.meehanforcongress.com

PA-8
MikeFitzpatrick                                                                                                           www.fitzpatrickforcongress.com

PA-11
LouBarletta                                                                                                                            www.loubarletta.com
PA-12
KeithRothfus                                                                                                                       www.keithrothfus.com

PA-13
JoeRooney
www.joerooneyforcongress.com
PA-15
Charlie Dent
www.dentforcongress.com

PA-16
Joe Pitts
www.joepittsforcongress
                                                                                                                           

PA17                                                                                                                              LaureenCummings                                                                                                      www.electlaureencummings.com

State Senate

PA29                                                                                                                                                                     DaveArgall                                                                                                                                      www.daveargall.tumblr.com

 

New Jersey

US Senate

JoeKyrillos                                                                                                                      www.joekyrillos.com

US House

NJ-1
GregHorton                                                                                                             www.hortonforcongress.org

NJ-3
JonRunyan                                                                                                            www.runyanforcongress.com

NJ-4
ChrisSmith                                                                                                                              
www.smith4nj.com

NJ-6
Anna Little
www.annalittleforcongress.com
NJ-12
EricBeck www.beckforcongress.com



Delaware

US Senate   

Kevin Wade
www.wadefordelaware.com

Lt. Governor

SherValenzuela www.sher2012.com