Updated 10:14 a.m. ET, 4/18/2014
(CNN) – Amy Kremer, the Tea Party Express chairman who's played a major role in elections for the past five years, is resigning.
"This has been a really difficult decision for me, but the time has come for me to leave Tea Party Express," Kremer said Friday.
(CNN) - A conservative activist who's challenging a top House Republican Wednesday landed an endorsement from a leading national tea party organization.
But that doesn't seem to be fazing the congressman, Rep. Pete Sessions.
Amy Kremer, leader of the group Tea Party Express, said Thursday she is "outraged" over the deal, which was struck between Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Vice President Joe Biden. It allows tax rates on wealthy earners - families earning over $450,000 and individuals earning over $400,000 - to expire while extending the tax breaks passed under President George W. Bush for earners below those thresholds.
(CNN) – The nation's largest tea party political action committee swiftly praised Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate on Saturday. The Tea Party Express said the House Budget chairman is a favorite among activists - despite Ryan's past support for two federal measures that, arguably, inflame the most anger among tea partiers.
"Ryan is a strong fiscal conservative, and he has used his Chairmanship of the House Budget Committee to address the serious financial woes facing the country," Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer said of the House Budget chairman in a statement.
(CNN) – The Tea Party Express continued its slate of endorsements Friday, throwing its support behind U.S. Senate candidate Mark Neumann ahead of Wisconsin's Republican primary August 14.
"The Tea Party is united behind Mark Neumann because he is the proven conservative in the race," Tea Party Express Chairwoman Amy Kremer wrote in a statement. "Mark earned the support of the Tea Party Express, and Tea Party members from every corner of Wisconsin, because he is the only one with a plan that cuts spending, balances the budget and repeals ObamaCare. He understands that we must get back to Constitutional principles in Washington. And, he is the one we can trust to stand up to Barack Obama."
Washington (CNN) – The nation's largest tea party political action committee will reveal Thursday the latest candidate to receive its blessing, the group's leaders told CNN.
The Tea Party Express will endorse attorney Clark Durant over former Rep. Pete Hoekstra in the Michigan Republican senate primary - a risky move that could snap the group's recent string of endorsement success. Though Durant has badly trailed Hoekstra in several recent polls, Express leaders will gather in Flint to announce their support of him.
Washington (CNN) - The nation's largest tea party political action committee is planning a major push this September for Mitt Romney and other Republicans with what will be their "longest" cross country bus tour since the movement began in 2009, the group said Wednesday.
The Tea Party Express will mount its eighth nationwide tour – titled "Winning for America" - in the last two weeks of September and the first week of October, according to chief strategist Sal Russo.
(CNN) - Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer slammed President Obama Thursday for "playing class warfare" with the "millionaire's surtax."
The new tax on those with income over a million dollars a year was introduced by Senate Democrats to pay for the president's American Jobs Act. The President endorsed the measure at his Thursday news conference.
(CNN) - A leading national tea party group Thursday will endorse a conservative candidate who is primary challenging longtime Republican Sen. Dick Lugar of Indiana.
CNN's learned that the Tea Party Express will endorse state Treasurer Richard Mourdock at a news conference in Indiana.