A trio of 'Joes' to help launch an anti-Obama group
March 24th, 2011
01:45 PM ET
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A trio of 'Joes' to help launch an anti-Obama group

(CNN) – Three guys named Joe are teaming up to try and help defeat one guy named Barack.

The Joes, three figures popular among many conservatives, are Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, 2010 GOP Senate nominee Joe Miller of Alaska and Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, better known during the 2008 presidential campaign as "Joe the Plumber."

They are teaming up Thursday night at a launch party and fundraiser in Montara, California for "The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama," a group which is dedicated, as the name explains, to trying to beat President Barack Obama in the 2012 election.

The organization was launched by the "Our Country Deserves Better Committee," a conservative political action committee that's also the parent organization of the Tea Party Express, one of the leading national Tea Party groups.

The new organization hopes to raise money to run ads and build a grassroots network of up to one million supporters by next year's election.

Also scheduled to attend the event are Sharron Angle, last year's Republican Senate nominee in Nevada, and conservative activist Melanie Morgan.

The newly formed group recently ran television ads in Wisconsin supporting Scott Walker, the new Republican governor whose battles with the state's public sector unions made national headlines.

- CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report


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soundoff (104 Responses)
  1. Me

    What is this, some kind of sick joke?!?
    Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the guy who hates mexicans and enforces the unconstitutional "papers please" law
    Joe Miller, the sore loser from Alaska
    and Joe The Plumber, not a real plumber.
    These guys are going to take down the President. I want to laugh, but I'm not. This is the best the opposition has to offer. At the very least, I should pretend to be as serious as they think they are...who am I kidding these Joes are jokes

    March 24, 2011 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  2. LA

    LOL! Ha ha ha ha! *gasp* *wheeze*! Oh...those Joe-ksters! As if!

    March 24, 2011 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  3. Mike D

    The Louse, the Loser, and the Lugnut, perfect for the Tea Party!

    March 24, 2011 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  4. Bob

    Sounds more like the Three Stooges. Why is it that Republicans always seem to organize around being "anti" something and never around promoting positive ideas and solutions? All so negative - and nothing to say beyond bumper-sticker slogans.

    March 24, 2011 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
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