The Tea Party Express will roll into Wisconsin Friday, making a stop in Thiensville Saturday in support of Sen. Alberta Darling and her battle to keep her Senate seat.
The group, which has organized rallies throughout the country that feature speakers such as Sarah Palin, Joe the Plumber, Michelle Bachmann and Ann Coulter, will rally around 5:30 p.m. at Thiensville Village Hall. The rally occurs just days before Aug. 9, when Rep. Sandy Pasch (D-Whitefish Bay) challenges Darling (R-River Hills) for control of the 8th Senate District.
“Wisconsin has become ground zero in the fight between corrupt big-union bosses and the fiscally responsible conservatives, which are trying to usher in legislative policies that will fix their state’s budget,” the organization states on its website.
The Tea Party Express is the highest profile organization representing the unofficial Tea Party movement. The organization has raised millions in last-minute media blitzes that have been attributed to conservative political victories throughout the country.
The group will rally all over Wisconsin in support the six Republicans facing recalls.
"We’re headed to the state to rally and help get out the vote in support of the state senators who we feel have been unfairly targeted by the left as a means to punish Gov. (Scott) Walker," Russell, a spokesperson for the Tea Party Express, said in an earlier interview.
Here is the Tea Party Express' full Wisconsin schedule:
12:00 Noon – 1:30pm :: Rally in Hudson, WI
Location: Lakefront Park Bandshell
5:30pm – 7:00pm :: Rally in La Crosse, WI
Location: Copeland Park Oktoberfest Shelter
1130 Copeland Park Dr.
La Crosse, WI
2:30pm – 4:00pm :: Rally in Kenosha, WI
Location: Birchwood Grill
7515 125th Ave
5:30pm – 7:00pm :: Rally in Milwaukee, WI
Location: Thiensville Village Park
250 Elm Street
Thiensville, WI 53092
11:00am – 12:30pm :: Rally in Fond du Lac, WI
Location: Village Park
North Fond du Lac, WI
2:30pm – 4:00pm :: Rally in New London, WI
Location: Crystal Falls Banquet Facility
1500 Handschke Dr.
New London, WI 54961
6:00pm – 7:30pm :: Rally in Merrill, WI
Location: Riverside Park
East End of O Day Street
Merrill, WI 54452
12:00 Noon – 1:30pm :: Rally in Rhinelander, WI
Location: Rhinelander Band Shell
Young Street (Next to Trig’s RiverWalk Centre)
Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501
5:00pm – 6:30pm :: Rally in De Pere, WI
Location: Legends Brewhouse and Eatery
875 Heritage Rd