Fake TEA Party Candidates Running as Dems Deceive Voters in Two Dem Primaries
Two TEA Partiers have succeeded in nasty plot to invade and infect the Democratic Party, Trojan Horse style.
This year a bunch of local Tea Partiers filed paperwork to run as Democrats for local legislative races. It’s dirty, below-the-belt, highly dishonest stuff. Embarrassed at the fact that they have become a national joke, the right-wing of the conservative movement has resorted to an attempt to invade and infect the Democratic Party, Trojan Horse style, and take it over.
Most lost last night by wide margins. But two TEA Partiers won democratic primaries by deceiving the voters and will move on to the general to run in slots that the voters intended to be filled by democrats.
In Cascade County, fake Democrat David Brownell, who has run for office as a Republican in the past, beat bona fide democrat Joan Graham for state senate District 9. Brownell also frequently attended Teton County GOP meetings. Terry Caldwell also beat real democrat Lloyd Wilkins. Caldwell told the Great Falls Tribune that he couldn’t name a single democratic issue he planned to campaign on nor a single issue on the democratic platform he supported.
Both face incumbent GOPers in the general. Brownell faces Llew Jones in the general. Caldwell will face Nicholas Schwaderer.
Meanwhile in Gallatin County the plot was a giant flop.
Tom Woods beat Dane Peeples, a Bozeman area militia member with a criminal record. Harry Pennington and Laura Springer, two homeless people who registered using Peeples’ address and credit card, have dropped out. Denise Hayman won over TEA Partier Hollenback, whose husband is a GOP precient chair and is a plaintiff in a GOP lawsuit to bar Montana from accepting federal funds for health coverage for the working poor. April Buonamici beat right-wing libertarian Mike Comstock. Comstock is a one-world government conspiracy theorist who believes the muppets are part of a socialist plot.
In Sanders County actual democrat Weylin Achatz prevailed over TEA Partier Gerald Cuvillier, who was vice-chair of the Sanders County Republican Party. And in Missoula County TJ McDermott succeeded over two fake democrats for the local sheriff’s race.