Tea Party Activist

Tea Party Activist To Seek GOP Nomination In TN-05

Submitted by Charles on Mon, 11/30/2009 – 12:52

Both Dru Fuller and Kleinheider post this morning about a tea party activist who is apparently – so far, at least – the only officially declared candidate for the Republican nomination in Tennessee’s 5th CD:

Who is Patrick Miranda, and What Does He Stand For?

My name is Patrick Miranda, and I am running as a Republican for United States House of Representatives from Tennessee’s Fifth Congressional District….

I am a Christian. I am a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. I am also a member of Tennessee Right to Life, Tea Party Nation and the Eagle Forum…

According to OpenCongress.org, Miranda is as of now the only candidate to officially declare for the Republican nomination in 2010.

In a district that has been represented by Democrats since the 1800s, it seems increasingly probable that Jim Cooper will face more pressure from his own base than he will from the right wing in 2010.