Jersey Shore Tea Party Patriots endorse tax-cutting Fair Haven Mayor as grassroots support continues to grow
Fair Haven Mayor Mike Halfacre, Republican Congressional candidate in NJ-12, today announced he has received the support of the Jersey Shore Tea Party Patriots, the fifth major New Jersey Tea Party group to endorse the tax cutting Fair Haven Mayor in his bid for the Republican nomination.
“I am thrilled to announce the support of the Jersey Shore Tea Party Patriots,” said Halfacre. “Our shared commitment to fiscal responsibility, limited government, individual liberty, and a strong national defense is a message which will resonate with voters of the 12th District, in June and in November.”
Halfacre continued, “That message will be spread not just by glossy mailers and radio ads, but person to person and group to group, through email, social networking and other more personal means of communication. With the help of true grassroots organizations like the Tea Party groups, we will spread the message that I am the best candidate to defeat Rush Holt and give the 12th District of New Jersey a representative who reflects their values, not the values of Nancy Pelosi.”
Before choosing which candidate to support in NJ-12, Halfacre and his opponent, former hedge fund manager Scott Sipprelle both appeared before members of the group to speak about their records and answer detailed questions from the members of the group on a number of issues. Members were then polled to determine who the group wanted to support.
Mark A. Falzon, event director for the Jersey Shore Tea Party Patriots, said “Mr. Halfacre represents the values that Tea Parties statewide hold dear: fiscal responsibility, constitutional government and security for our nation against her enemies. We congratulate Mr. Halfacre and look forward to assisting him in this campaign.”
Halfacre concluded “My campaign continues to build momentum with the support of grassroots organizations all over New Jersey. My record of cutting taxes and spending in Fair Haven stands in stark contrast to Nancy Pelosi and Rush Holt, who continue to pursue a big government agenda which is at odds with the will of the American people. I believe I am the best candidate to defeat Rush Holt in November, and I am humbled and grateful to have the support of the Jersey Shore Tea Party Patriots in my efforts.
Tea Party groups who have previously announced their support of Mayor Halfacre include: the North New Jersey Tea Party Group, NJ Tea Party, the Bayshore Tea Party Group, and the Ocean County Citizens for Freedom.