Update: Richard Falknor at Blue Ridge Forum reported on the successful event in Frederick, here.
This event is a re-schedule of a rally planned for earlier this week, but necessarily postponed due to the arrival of hurricane Sandy:
Please join a rally for Republican Congressional candidate Ken Timmerman at 12:30pm today in Frederick, when the National Chairwoman of Tea Party Express will endorse Ken’s campaign to unseat Democrat career politician Chris Van Hollen, Jr.
Where: Chik-fil-A, 5501 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704
When: Thurs., Nov. 1, 2012, at 12:30 pm sharp.
Media contact: Bud Otis. 240-500-0095
Please bring your families and come 10 to 15 minutes early to get a good spot!
Tea Party Express has become known as “the most aggressive and influential national Tea Party group in the political arena.” Their mission is to support “conservative candidates and causes that will champion tea party values and return our country to the Constitutional principles that have made America the ‘shining city on a hill’.”
TPE chairwoman Amy Kremer is flying in for Thursday event after Hurricane Sandy forced the group to cancel plans to bring the Tea Party Express campaign bus for a day of rallies all across the 8th District on Monday.
“The Tea Party Express organizers told us that they picked my challenge to out-of-touch career politician Chris Van Hollen because they consider Maryland’s 8th District to be a competitive race,” Timmerman said.
“I am thrilled and honored that Tea Party Express is coming to Maryland to support me and my campaign to bring true representation to the people of Maryland’s new 8th District.”
State and local officials are expected to join the Rally for Timmerman.
TPE will also endorse U.S. Senate candidate Dan Bongino in his bid to oust Sen. Ben Cardin.
Washington Examiner endorsement!
Late last month the Washington Examiner endorsed Timmerman with this statement (emphasis mine):
Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D, defeated moderate Republican Connie Morella in 2002 partially due to the fact that Maryland’s 2000 redistricting gave him a 3-1 advantage in the 8th District. This time, however, Van Hollen got the short end of the redistricting pen, prompting an angry outburst at O’Malley this summer. The newly redrawn 8th District includes parts of rural Frederick and Carroll counties. Voter registration is 50.7 percent Democrat and 49.3 percent Republican. This gives Ken Timmerman, an extremely credible Republican challenger, better odds of picking off one of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s top lieutenants than one might otherwise expect.
A former president of the Maryland Taxpayers Association, Timmerman was the lead investigator for 9/11 families in their civil lawsuit against Iran. Thanks to the evidence trail he uncovered, a federal judge in New York ruled last year that Iran has “shared responsibility” with al Qaeda for the bloodiest attack on U.S. soil. Timmerman was also nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2006, for helping expose Iran’s nuclear weapons program. The Examiner endorses Timmerman for the same reason Van Hollen has been dodging debates with him: He is articulate, cosmopolitan and courageous — the real deal.
Visit Timmerman for Congress, it is not too late to help him defeat Pelosi’s pet, Chris Van Hollen.