Friday, April 09, 2010

Stupak announces retirement as Tea Party Express holds rallies in district

Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) will announce his retirement this morning, as the Tea Party Express holds rallies in his northern Michigan district. Stupak, who traded the votes of his pro-life bloc in exchange for a revocable executive order preventing federal funding of abortion, was expected to face the electoral fight of his life this fall.

Tea Party Express had alread produced television and radio ads targeting Stupak, and had pledged to spend $250,000 on airtime--an enormous amount of money a district whose largest city, Marquette, has only 20,000 residents.

As for the TPX, the rallies of course continue, 12:00pm Noon in Escanaba and 6:00pm in Sault Ste. Marie, but they are now being called "Victory Parties." According to Fox News' Bill Hemmer, the organization has sent out a press release entitled, "Stupak Drinks Tea."

Related post:

Friday: Tea Party Express, the Upper Peninsula, and Stupak

Thursday: Tea Party Express continues Upper Midwestern tour--sets aim on Stupak

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1 comment:

Skye said...

Hmmm....Did Stupak take a good look at his poll numbers or was this part of the deal he struck for Obamacare to pass.

Note where Stupak pops up after he 'retires' - it may have been part of his deal with the devil.