DeMint Defends Tea Party Political Picks

Friday, 17 Sep 2010 04:27 PM

By Dan Weil

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., took some heat from establishment Republicans for backing tea party-linked candidates in recent primaries. But he stands unbowed, Politico reports.

Jim DeMint, Values Voter Summit, Tea Party“This is no longer voting for the least-worst on the ballot,” he said in a speech at the Family Research Council’s Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C. “We’ve got some candidates we can be proud of.”

DeMint also stressed the link between economic and social issues, which some in the GOP have sought to cut. “The fact is you cannot be a real fiscal conservative if you do not understand the value of having a culture that’s based on values,” he said. “There is a correlation between values and freedom and prosperity, and we cannot let those in power tell us that there isn’t.”


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Poll: Wis. Gov. Scott Walker in 'Dead Heat' With Challenger

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 19:03 PM

Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker is in a virtual dead heat with his leading Democratic challenger, Mary Burke, the . . .

Ryan: I Will Vote for Boehner Suit

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 14:53 PM

A House lawsuit against President Barack Obama for overstepping his presidential powers is gathering steam, as Cong. Pau . . .

GOP Backs Away From Chamber of Commerce

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 14:25 PM

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a longtime supporter of immigration reform, has poured money into primary races to support . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved