From today’s SDUT…
Activists gather today in Oceanside to advocate lower taxes, smaller government and other conservative causes
A PRE-ELECTION TEA PARTY
When: Today, noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Oceanside Pier amphitheater, 200 N. The Strand, Oceanside
Featuring: Speakers, music, contests
Sponsors: Stop Taxing Us and Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition
Tea Party activists from Southern California and beyond will gather today in Oceanside, advocating lower taxes, smaller government and other conservative causes — just like Tea Partyers across America. Unlike some regions, though, San Diego County hasn’t seen Tea Party supporters unite around a slate of candidates.
Where, then, does the local movement stand in this election? Who are its members and what motivates them?
Are they an arm of the GOP?
The answer to that last question: no, not if Dawn Wildman has anything to say about it and — stand back! — she does.
“The Republican Party keeps spoon-feeding us the same crappy candidates,” complained Wildman, 47, a North Park resident and coordinator for Tea Party Patriots.
Read the rest of the article on the SDUT website.