Get ready for some excitement! The Tea Party has announced a “surprise” endorsement in Nebraska this week, according to CNN.
You know, if by surprise they mean “hey, we’re backing a Republican running against Democrat Ben Nelson.”
In fact, about the only way that the Tea Party Express announcement could be “surprising” is if they endorsed Nelson himself.
There are currently three higher profile candidates who have declared to run against Nelson: State Attorney General Jon Bruning, former senate candidate Pat Flynn and state Treasurer Don Stenberg. As for who will receive the Tea Party Express endorsement, my guess goes to Pat Flynn, who already fluent in rightwing-speak with “Obama-care” and “Democrat-controlled Senate,” speaks nonchalantly about government shutdowns and unlike the other two has never held a public office.
The Tea Party Express says it hopes to “bring this election to a national scale, just like [the Tea Party Express did] in Nevada or Alaska where we got involved and the candidate can get support from groups all across the U.S.”
They did get very involved and got national attention on their candidates. They also lost both races.