They've got muck; we've got rakes. TPM Muckraker
Sal Russo, the veteran Republican political consultant who helped found the Tea Party Express, told Politico that Williams "stepped down a month ago and he is not affiliated" with the tea party group's PAC anymore.
Politico also obtained an e-mail from last year in which Tea Party Express coordinator Joe Wierzbicki expressed reservations about having Williams as a face for the group (while also taking a shot at the group's Deborah Johns).
"Sure wish Mark and Deborah were just a bit more sophisticated and experienced and 'presentable,'" Wierzbicki wrote to a colleague last summer, in an e-mail obtained by POLITICO.
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