Congratulations again to our very own Commissioner Susan Baird. It’s wonderful to read the words ”Susan Baird, a Republican and member of the Gainesville Tea Party” in the Gainesville Sun. I do want to thank all our members who helped with both Susan’s and Jim Gabriel’s campaigns. Even though Jim came up short against a very tough opponent, he ran a great positive campaign. A special thanks must go out to Lloyd Bailey who was a Constitution candidate in the commission district 4 race with Susan. Had he not unselfishly withdrawn his candidacy realizing that he would split the conservative vote, Commissioner Chestnut would have been reelected. Lloyd is a true PATRIOT.
Some of you have asked what next? At the next GTP general meeting (to be announced) we will start laying the ground work for a great opportunity to elect three fiscally conservative candidates for the City of Gainesville elections in March 2011. We will also be key players in the Tea Party Network and generating great freedom minded candidates for 2012. YOU, or members, will play an integral part of all we do to take this country back in the next two years. So take a little breather because you ain’t seen nothing yet!