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California-Based Tea Party Group That Tried and Failed to Elect Sharron Angle Just Endorsed Dean Heller

Tea Party Express: “Dean Heller has been a reliable and consistent supporter of the Tea Party agenda”

A week out from Election Day, the Tea Party Express – a fringe California-based group that promotes far-right Republican politicians – announced their endorsement of Sen. Dean Heller. The group was responsible for boosting GOP extremist Sharron Angle in her campaign for U.S. Senate in 2010. Tea Party Express specifically touted Heller as “a reliable and consistent supporter of the Tea Party agenda” in Washington and praised Heller for his part in writing and passing the GOP’s tax giveaway to big corporations and ultra-wealthy CEOs, which is causing the federal deficit to balloon—a problem Republicans plan to fix by cutting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Sarah Abel released the following statement:

“Dean Heller has grown more partisan and more out-of-touch with Nevadans with each passing day in Washington, so it’s really no surprise that he’s earned the endorsement of the same fringe Tea Party group that tried to make Sharron Angle a United States Senator.”