The latest edition of the Tea Party Boise newsletter says the group will remain nonpartisan and look "for good new candidates to replace politically entrenched incumbents."
In the newsletter published Tuesday, writer Nancy Armstrong asks, "are prepared to continue the battle of dismantling unconstitutional government policies and programs? Are we committed to this end -- demanding fiscal responsibility, less government, lower taxes, return of state rights and protection of private property?"
Armstrong writes that the group will support "candidates who promote conservative values, including, fiscal responsibility, limited government, lower taxes, and getting federal government out of state business."
The group holds its first annual meeting on March 13, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott in Meridian.
Armstrong writes that the 2,000-member Tea Party Boise will also "hold politicians accountable for the promises made to their constituency," "demand transparency" and "offer continuing education on issues that impact our freedoms."
Armstrong also writes that the group has "no intention of pitching any candidate based on their political party affiliation. Neither will Tea Party object to a party, an independent, a Libertarian or other who embraces Tea Party ideals. Tea Party has weighed in supporting a candidate, like in VA, NJ and Mass. Republicans, they all ran on very solid fiscal conservative views while responding to their constituency’s concerns."
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