A major Tea Party Super PAC has been sitting on the sidelines for months, holding out and leaving mountains of money out of the game.
Clearly to sit and wait at a time like this means they had some reservations about both candidates.
Now it has thrown in its full support, and it comes with a bucket load of money.
“On the question of whether to support Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund – the Super PAC affiliated with the largest tea party organization in the country has made its choice,” said Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund’s Jenny Beth Martin, in a statement reported by Breitbart.
So which candidate gets the Super PAC’s backing?
“Hillary Clinton stands opposed to everything the Tea Party stands for, on the policy, political and personal fronts,” she went on, the news outlet reported. “Donald Trump, on the other hand, has pledged to fight to uphold our core values. In making a choice between the two of them, there is really no choice at all – we choose Trump.”
Among its first plans: A get-out-the-vote campaign for Trump and the Republican-running Senate hopeful in four crucial states – Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida and North Carolina.
The Super PAC has substantial sway. Its membership and supporters total 57,000 in Pennsylvania; 48,000 in Ohio; 37,000 in North Carolina; and 97,000 in Florida.
Martin had critical words for Clinton, saying they’d bring on “more division, not less,” Breitbart reported.
“[Clinton] supports President Obama’s disastrous nuclear ‘deal’ with Iran, wants to double down on his unconstitutional executive amnesty – including full citizenship for illegal immigrants – and wants to increase President Obama’s limit for accepting Syrian refugees by more than 500 percent,” Martin said, Breitbart reported. “Simply put, America cannot afford a Hillary Clinton presidency.”