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Sal Russo

Tea Party gets a bump after being targeted by IRS

“We’re definitely seeing a spike in both interest and contributions,” Sal Russo, co-founder of the California-based Tea Party Express, told Fox on Saturday. Though Americans responded with anger and disappointment over the news that such groups seeking tax-exempt status were targeted in ...

Tea Party Plans to Launch its Own Latino Outreach

Officials with the Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, have been discussing their own Latino outreach, said Sal Russo, the group’s co-founder. “We’ve been trying to do a bus tour that would focus on communities that we don’t normally talk to,” ...

Another tea party group features Cruz in fundraising letter

" Tea Party Express founder Sal Russo said he didn't seek permission to use the letter. "I didn’t feel it was a private document that required it," Russo said. Cruz is a vice chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which supports GOP incumbents in primaries. The ...

Canadian Bacon meets presidential politics

"My guess is he never looked into it," said Sal Russo, co-founder of Tea Party Express. Russo's group supported Cruz in his Senate bid. At the time, Russo told me, Cruz "gave me the lawyer answer" about his natural U.S. citizenship. Sorry, I don't buy it. Don't tell me Cruz ...

The Republican Civil War: Who Wins The Tea Party, Rand Paul And Rush Limbaugh, The Mainstream And

We can agree on rights of the Constitution and that America needs a reality check on the economy.” Sal Russo, co-founder and chief strategist of the Tea Party Express, a Sacramento, Calif.-based group founded in 2009, wouldn’t quite go that far, however -- and he carries substantial ...

Most of the money raised by super PACs in 2012 went to consultants

Longtime conservative activist Sal Russo, who helped found the consulting firm that became Russo, Marsh and Associates in Sacramento, Calif., in 1976, has a long history with mainstream Republicans. He got his big break as an aide to Ronald Reagan, when he was California’s ...

Tea Party Response To 2014 State Of The Union Delivered By Mike Lee

... first term, was chosen by Tea Party Express because he is a recognized leader who is popular among the GOP base because of the message he delivers about improving the economy and reducing the size, cost and intrusiveness of the federal government, said Sal Russo, co-founder of the organization...

Chris Christie wins New Jersey governor's race in decisive victory

Sal Russo, chief strategist of the Tea Party Express, told the Guardian that on fiscal policies and the national debt on which the Tea Parties were focused, the New Jersey governor scored well. "On the issues that we care about, Christie does pretty good - he's solid on the economy. " ...

Tea Party loses a top voice with Bachmann departure

That's her contribution,'' says Sal Russo of the Tea Party Express political action committee. Her departure is a blow to the Tea Party's profile, says Steven Schier, political scientist at Minnesota's Carleton College. "That's very important for an insurgent movement like the Tea Party ...

IRS Admits to Targeting Conservative Groups

Tea Party Express founder Sal Russo told ABC News that his group, formed as a PAC, never heard from the IRS but did hear from smaller Tea-Party groups that complained of government scrutiny. "On our bus tours the local Tea Party groups were all screaming about it. It was so pronounced ...

Tea party groups still want Obamacare gutted

“I would take progress, knowing that we can fix some of the problems,” said Sal Russo, co-founder and chief strategist of the Tea Party Express. “I mean, we’re not going to be happy, but most of the tea party people, we fought the good fight.” Russo’s background is different from ...

Bruce Maiman: Is it time for tea party to start a third party?

“I would challenge your premise a little bit,” said Sal Russo, who runs the Tea Party Express out of his Sacramento-based firm. It dubs itself as the nation’s largest tea party organization. “The gap between moderate Republicans and tea partiers is miniscule,” Russo said. ...

Nearly One in Five Members of Congress Gets Paid Twice

Sal Russo, chief strategist for the Tea Party Express, one of the nation’s most active groups, doesn’t begrudge federal lawmakers who make use of the current pension system. “An employee is going to take advantage of any benefits they’re provided—it’s just human nature,” Russo ...

Big spending cuts mark tea party success, and risk

"Our brand is tarnished, but that's what happens when you get beat up," said Sal Russo, a founder of the California-based Tea Party Express. "It's not the brand" that counts, he said, "it's the ideas. " In the long run, Russo said, the benefits of reducing deficit spending will ...

Tea Party May Be Losing Steam, But Issues Still Boil : NPR

Sal Russo, a co-founder of one of the nation's biggest Tea Party groups, the Tea Party Express, says the biggest failure Republicans have had "is getting the debate to be about raising taxes instead of about cutting spending. " Russo insists that Boehner stand firm against raising ...

Tea Party takes lead on Syria

“In Syria, it's very difficult to find an American interest,” said Sal Russo, the chief strategist for the Tea Party Express, the nation's largest Tea Party political action committee. “That's what hits the nerve within the general Tea Party – excessive use of the president's power.” ...

CNN Panel Clashes Over Ted Nugent’s SOTU Attendance: ‘Freedom Of Speech’ Or Attempt To ‘Stay Relevan...

The Tea Party Express …was founded as a project of the political action committee Our Country Deserves Better PAC by Republican party members Howard Kaloogian and Sal Russo. According to FEC filings, from July through November 2009, OCDB spent around $1.33 million, and of that sum...

Schumer to poison Tea Party

“Liberals have been trying to claim the Tea Party is something other than what it is from the beginning,” said Sal Russo, co-founder and chief strategist of Tea Party Express, a major Tea Party political action committee. “We heard everything from Karl Rove’s orchestrating it to the Koch ...

Tea Party leader: Apple, Silicon Valley firms seeking lower taxes should join us (Column)

By Sal Russo

Sal Russo is the co-founder and chief strategist of the Tea Party Express, the largest tea party political action committee...

June 1 Readers' letters: The Delta water solution, insulin shots and the education gap

I didn't disagree with everything that Sal Russo, the Tea Party Express "co-founder," wrote (Opinion, May 30), but the basis for his reasons and his assumption about the economy and the president's policies are way off base. Silicon Valley supports the president and his policies because ...

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