Tea Party Jamboree Set for Kansas City

Wednesday, 18 May 2011 12:03 PM

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Tea partyers are planning a major rally in Kansas City this fall that organizers hope will attract as many as 300,000 people. The event scheduled to start Sept. 30 will culminate with a presidential straw poll, the Kansas City Star reported Wednesday.

Organizers are dubbing the weekend gathering, which will include speeches, music and fireworks, the Freedom Jamboree. It’ll be held at The Woodlands racetrack.

“Freedom Jamboree is the national tea party event of 2011,” said William Temple of Brunswick, Ga., one of the organizers. “We’re not going back to D.C. this year, we’re coming here to K.C.”

Temple said the free event will be paid for through fundraising. It’s expected to cost about $1.2 million.

tea party kansas cityHundreds of tea party groups have been invited as all well as all of the GOP presidential contenders. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has already indicated that she’ll be in attendance.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a Republican, said the jamboree could play an important role in the GOP presidential nomination process.

“We don’t have a well-defined presidential field,” Kobach said. “We don’t have a presidential candidate who’s clearly assumed the mantle of speaking for the tea party. All of these things can crystallize in Kansas City…That’s why I think you’re going to see some important things happening at this festival.”

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
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:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Passengers Push Plane on Icy Russian Runway (With Help of a Tractor)

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 20:45 PM

Passengers on a Russian plane got off to push the aircraft to help get it on the runway after it began slipping on ice i . . .

Bernie Tiede, Convicted Murderer Mortician, to Get New Sentencing

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 17:39 PM

Bernie Tiede, the mortician who was convicted of killing his companion Marjorie Nugent in 1996, will receive a new sente . . .

Chrysler Pentastar Logo Getting Phased Out With FCA Formation

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 15:51 PM

Chrysler's iconic Pentastar logo is being phased out as the company introduces a new logo in keeping with the newly form . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

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