by elpresidente | 7:40 am, June 29, 2010 | Comments Off
A third of all registered voters in Colorado identify themselves with Tea Party groups. Of those, most are registered Republicans although 30 percent of the state’s unaffiliated voters are also in the group. Only seven percent of registered Democrats are involved.
“For the average people, the Tea Party views are their views,” said Don Christensen, who started the Evergreen Tea Party group in April 2009.
Colorado has been witness to a sudden and stunning Democratic takeover in the last three election cycles as a quartet of progressive millionaires took advantage of loose campaign finance rules to shift the state from red to blue. Now it’s proving to be fertile ground for a growing populist movement looking to stage a counter-revolution of sorts.
“It took a lot of money to do what they did,” said Nikki Mata, an organizer with a Tea Party sister group called “R Block Party”. “This is the opposite. We view this as true democracy. This is bottom-up.”
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