PRESS RELEASE: MAY 11, 2011
Jack Davis is NOT a Genuine Tea Party Candidate
In New York’s 26th Congressional District, a Special Election is being held on May 24th, 2011 to fill the seat formerly held by Rep. Chris Lee. New York State Election Law allows any candidate, with or without a major party endorsement, to run on an independent ballot line with a name of their choosing, provided they obtain the requisite number of valid signatures. The Jack Davis Campaign has chosen to run in this Special Election on the Tea Party line, despite the objections of many area Tea Party groups, whose endorsement was not sought prior to the petition process, and whose values are not shared by Mr. Davis. Conflicting issues include his opposition to the Wisconsin Legislature’s efforts to reign in collective bargaining activity, “balancing” trade by raising tariffs and significantly raising the costs of imported goods to American consumers, his dedication to Keynesian economics, his opposition to defunding Planned Parenthood and his refusal to commit to a ban on partial-birth abortion. As such, it is felt the Tea Party line has been hijacked, and is being used as a deceptive tool to mislead inattentive voters.
TEANewYork, the largest Tea Party organization in Western New York, has voted unanimously to endorse Jane Corwin for the 26th Congressional District seat. As a two year member of the New York State Assembly, Mrs. Corwin has received the second highest rating from the NYS Conservative Party, and the highest rating from the pro-business reform organization Unshackle Upstate. She is dedicated to the principles of small, fiscally accountable and constitutionally limited government, and is committed to easing burdensome taxing and regulation placed upon businesses. Mrs. Corwin opposes Cap and Trade, Obamacare and TARP bailouts, and she understands that a healthy private sector is the primary engine that drives a sound economy, and the foundation upon which jobs are created.