September 22nd, 2009
08:01 AM ET
10 years ago

Tea Party Express set to roll again

ess than two weeks after the Tea Party Express wrapped up its cross-country trip with a rally in the nation's capital, organizers of the conservative campaign-style bus tour announced a second coast-to-coast caravan.

ess than two weeks after the Tea Party Express wrapped up its cross-country trip with a rally in the nation's capital, organizers of the conservative campaign-style bus tour announced a second coast-to-coast caravan.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Less than two weeks after the Tea Party Express wrapped up its cross-country trip with a rally in the nation's capital, organizers of the conservative campaign-style bus tour announced a second coast-to-coast caravan next month.

The Our Country Deserves Better Committee, a conservative political action committee, announced Monday that it was organizing a second tour. It was scheduled to start on Oct. 25 in San Diego, California, and end on Nov. 11 in Orlando, Florida.

"If Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid thought that after 9/12 we'd just go away and give up, well then we have some bad news for them," organizers wrote in a blog item - singling out the president, Senate majority leader and House speaker - that was posted on the Tea Party Express Web site. "We're back, better than ever, and determined to TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK!"

Specifically, organizers said they planned to use the second tour to "continue the fight against government-run health care, cap and trade, bailouts, out-of-control deficit spending and the growth in the size and intrusiveness of government." Cap and trade refers to government caps on emissions and trading for environmental credits.

Organizers said the second tour is meant to coincide with the one-year mark before the 2010 mid-term elections.

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