Black gathers tea party support in run for governor

Press release from Diane Black campaign

Nashville, Tenn. – Today, Diane Black announced a new coalition of grassroots conservative leaders from across the state of Tennessee. Diane is building the strongest grassroots campaign in the history of the state, and that starts with the conservative activists that have fought for years, and in some cases decades, to protect our conservative Tennessee values.

“I couldn’t be more excited to have such a strong group of conservative activists supporting my campaign for Governor,” said Diane Black. “The Tea Party movement inspired millions of Americans across the country to fight for new conservative leadership in Washington, and that energy and passion is still alive and well in Tennessee. Together, with this great group of leaders, I know that we will stand up for the conservative values that make our state great.” 

Members of Diane Black’s Conservative Grassroots Coalition: 

Co-chairman Lee Douglas, founder of 9-12 Project
Co-chairman Steve Osborn, Sevier County Tea Party president
Co-chairman Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation
Co-chairman Mark West, founder and president of Chattanooga Tea Party

Chris Clem, home school activist and former State Representative
Mary Cook, Smokey Mountain Tea Party
Claire Crouch, Morristown Tea Party
Arlene Cunningham, SURG member
Hope Foulds, Patriots of East Tennessee
Rebecca Griffey, Rural Tennessee Speaks
Joni Hargrove, Rural Tennessee Speaks
Jordan Iwanyszyn, Upper Cumberland Tea Party
JB Millard, Houston County Tea Party Patriots
Aertie Patterson, Cumberland County Tea Party
John Patterson, Cumberland County Tea Party
Wayne Schnell, Cross County Patriots
Mark Skoda, Memphis Tea Party founder and conservative talk radio host
Pandora Vreeland, Cross County Patriots
Teresa West, Knox County Tea Party

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