The logical next step for the tea party movement?
Sun columnist Jon Ralston is reporting that the Tea Party has qualified as a third party in Nevada and will have a candidate in the Senate race to battle for the seat held by Majority Leader Harry Reid.
The party has filed a Certificate of Existence but needs to get 1 percent of the electorate to vote for its candidate in November to permanently qualify, according to the report."...the tea party movement should resist the temptation to run its own candidates and create three-way races. Unless the Tea Party movement wants to be known as the group that kept a lot of incumbent Democrats in power by splitting the conservative/independent vote, it needs to have a more strategic approach to choosing candidates and winning elections."
Ralston reported that Jon Ashjian will be the Tea Party’s U.S. Senate candidate on the November ballot. Ashjian still must declare his candidacy.
Remember Ross Perot? That's how we got Bill Clinton!!