(CNN)-Hundreds of local Tea Party groups will join the Tea Party Express as co-sponsors in the first-ever Tea Party Presidential Debate, held in partnership with CNN, according to Amy Kremer, Chairman of the Tea Party Express.
Kremer announced Friday that local Tea Party groups from every state will support the group's first presidential candidate debate while speaking at the Tax Day Tea Party Rally in Tampa, Florida.
"Washington better take notice...this movement is getting stronger," she said.
"Tea Party Express is thrilled to announce today that on September 12th, right here in Tampa, the same city that is hosting the Republican National Convention, we will be partnering with CNN to host the first-ever Tea Party Presidential Debate, with hundreds of local Tea Party groups in every state joining as co-sponsors."
"This is a testament to the power of this movement," Kremer continued.
"We fully expect the next President of the United States to be chosen at this debate."
And the Tea Party Express chairwoman made a prediction about the 2012 presidential election, saying, "The next Republican presidential candidate will have to carry the support of this movement."
"They should know now that we want a true conservative in the White House," she declared.