ByÂ Steve Peoples, Roll Call
The Tea Party Express, which raised and spent millions of dollars to knock off moderate Republicans in Alaska, Colorado and Delaware in the 2010 election cycle, is now going afterÂ Olympia Snowe in Maine.
The conservative group, arguably the most organized and best funded campaign tool in the tea party movement, announced Thursday afternoon that it plans to fight the moderate Republicanâ€™s 2012 re-election effort. Snowe enjoys tremendous popularity across the political spectrum in her home state,Â but she has irritated Maineâ€™s small and disjointed tea party movement for her willingness to work with Democrats.
Pine Tree State conservatives have already dubbed â€œSnowe removalâ€ a top priority for 2012, when Maineâ€™s senior Senator will seek her fourth term. But they have struggled to rally around a single challenger.
â€œOlympia Snowe dishonors the notion that the Republican Party is supposed to be the fiscally conservative, constitutionalist political party in America,â€ Tea Party Express Chairwoman Amy Kremer said in a statement.
â€œShe voted for the bailouts, the failed stimulus plan, the repeal of tax cuts and showed her disdain for the constitution by voting in favor of the nominations of Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotamayer to the Supreme Court,â€ Kremer said in the statement, which misspelled Sotomayorâ€™s last name.
Snoweâ€™s chief of staff, John Richter, countered that the Tea Party Express was â€œobviously … totally unfamiliar with her record on fiscal responsibility.â€
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