In an effort to show support for six Republican state senators facing recall elections, two of the nation's premier tea party groups will launch a Wisconsin bus tour Friday, CNN
Tea Party Nation and Tea Party Express will hold rallies in several cities during the four-day “Restoring Common Sense” tour, to back Republicans who supported Gov. Scott Walker's controversial bill that reined in state employees’ collective-bargaining rights.
“The tea party stands for fiscal responsibility, and Republican senators in Wisconsin stood firm for those principles,” said Amy Kremer, chairwoman of Tea Party Express. “Now they are under attack for doing the job they were elected to do. It is critical that we support and defend them from these undeserved attacks, and in that effort we are proud to be joined by our friends at Tea Party Nation.”
The next round of recalls is scheduled for Aug. 9, and is part of a series of summer elections, where the seats of six Republicans and three Democrats are under challenge. An incumbent Democrat won the first election in July.
If three Republicans don’t retain their seats,the GOP will lose control of the state legislature and Democrats could try to overturn Walker’s budget reforms, CNN says
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