Tea Party Express Moves Through Colorado

By: KKTV 11 News Email
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The Tea Party express made stops through Colorado Wednesday. It is on its way to Washington, D.C. The bus tour that started in Nevada over this past weekend. They plan on taking their message to our nation's capital by April 15, Tax Day.

The Tea Party started in Grand Junction Wednesday morning, then it hit the state capitol. They promise to put conservatives back in power this November, in hopes they can lower taxes and slow government expansion.

"You have a lot of people getting together just saying they are frustrated with government overspending," said Andrew Laidlaw of Phoenix.

There was also a positive message for Washington, D.C. "We have plenty of resources here in the United States and we can get plenty of oil and gas from our country and not be dependent on other countries," said Susan Fedele, who supports the President’s announcement that the U.S. will open up new off-shore oil and gas fields in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. "There are a lot of resources we can get here in this country," she said.

As the Tea Party movement expands, the President commented on the group for the first time. He said the core of the anti-government network is "on the fringe."

"All groups have fringe elements,” said Lu Busse, the Colorado Tea Party’s organizer. “Look at the people who show up at G8 and G20, they're definitely fringe, and they're on the left."

Their members are diverse, but their message the same. Tea partiers say they represent a conservative middle-America with no party allegiance.

"It's not about democrat or republican for me, it's about the U.S. Constitution, and it's about people's voices being heard," said Yvette Elizondo from California.

The Tea Party express will be making stops all across the country over the next few weeks. They plan to stay vocal through the November elections.

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