Tea Party Uses (Republican) Scott Brown’s Victory To Target (Republican) Mark Kirk

January 20, 2010 12:35 p.m.

Tea Party Nation members spent less than an hour celebrating Republican Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts before they got to work to end another Republican’s Senate candidacy.

Organizers of the Tea Party Nation, which has banned “liberal trolls” from its Web site in advance of next month’s convention in Nashville, last night told members the “next battle” is in Illinois to make sure Rep. Mark Kirk does not win the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate.

The primary is Feb. 2 and the Tea Party Nation warns that if Kirk (R-IL) wins, “this fall Illinois will have a choice between two liberals for the Illinois Senate seat.” They call Kirk a “RINO,” which stands for Republican In Name Only, with a “consistently liberal” record compared to Pat Hughes, who they called a “solid Conservative.”But Kirk (also a top target for Democrats) asked his supporters to help Brown. Last night he tweeted about the Brown victory to boost his own candidacy:

Congrats to Scott Brown on a Massachusetts Miracle! Let’s make Illinois the next blue state to flip red! Sign up: http://j.mp/58b5N7 #tcot 13 hrs ago

Talk about symbolism – if the Republicans could win the Kennedy seat in Massachusetts and then the seat once held by President Obama, the GOP would be in high heaven.

Read the Tea Party Nation email, obtained by TPMDC as a member of the list serv, below.

A message to all members of Tea Party Nation

Congratulations to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in voting for Senator Elect Scott Brown! The nation cheers with you!

Now on to next battle!

Mostly ignored because of the news surrounding Scott Brown, the Illinois primary is coming up on February 2, 2010. RINO Congressman Mark Kirk is running for Obama’s old seat. If he wins the Republican nomination, this fall Illinois will have a choice between two liberals for the Illinois Senate seat.

Mark Kirk is one of 8 Republican Congressmen who voted for Cap & Trade. His voting record is consistently liberal. Illinois voters do have a choice on February 2.

Pat Hughes is a solid Conservative who is running for the Republican Nomination.

Now that Scott Brown has won, consider donating your time and money to support Pat Hughes’ campaign.

Once again, congratulations goes out to Senator Elect Scott Brown!

Tea Party Nation

Visit Tea Party Nation at: http://www.teapartynation.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

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