Cass Tea Party supports Glenn

Published 9:57 pm Wednesday, February 15, 2012

CASSOPOLIS — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gary Glenn won the support of Cass County TEA Party. The group will send delegates to a statewide convention of 55 such groups later this month, when they will endorse and unite behind one candidate in the GOP Senate primary.
Glenn won the support of the Cass County 912 TEA Party, who will send their delegates to vote for Glenn at the Michigan 4 Conservative Senate statewide TEA Party convention on Feb. 25.
In an email to the U.S. Senate candidates, Cass County 912 TEA Party leader Scott Davis reported results of the vote: Glenn, 68 percent; Clark Durant, 22 percent; and former nine-term Congressman Pete Hoekstra, 9 percent.
“There are thousands of TEA Party patriots across Michigan who deeply love America and are committed to the hard work that’s required to bring our country back from the brink of socialism,” Glenn said. “I will be both humbled and proud to fight alongside them to defeat one of the most liberal U.S. senators in the country and help preserve a free country to pass on to our children.”
Glenn’s campaign continues to gather steam on the strength of TEA Party straw poll wins and endorsements.
Last week, Glenn won the support of the Kalamazoo-based VanKal TEA Party Patriots, who will send their delegates to vote for Glenn at the MI4CS convention.
Results of the voting were: Glenn, 46 percent; Randy Hekman, 20 percent; Durant, 16 percent; Peter Konetchy, 8 percent; Scotty Boman, 7 percent; and Hoekstra, 4 percent.
On Jan. 24, Glenn won the support of the Midland area TEA Party group “We the People of Mid-Michigan,” defeating Durant 57-to-17 for the support of their MI4CS convention delegates.
In September, he defeated Hoekstra and five other candidates in a straw poll of 500 attendees following a debate sponsored by three mid-Michigan TEA Party groups.  He won the straw poll by double-digits following a TEA Party-sponsored debate in Richland attended by 300 in November, and won an outright majority among five candidates participating in a November debate sponsored by the Grand Traverse Republican Party.
Last month, Glenn won the support of the Western Thumb TEA Party, in Vassar, and Clinton County TEA Party.
Last week, Glenn was endorsed by the National Right to Work Committee PAC in an email sent to the PAC’s supporters nationwide urging contributions to Glenn’s campaign.
In December, Glenn was endorsed by Fox News host and former Gov. Mike Huckabee.