Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Dallas TeaParty groups getting out the vote

DALLAS (CBS 11 / TXA 21) ― With early balloting for the March 2 primary getting underway in a matter of days, politicians are trying to get out their vote.

Members of various Tea Party groups are canvassing door-to-door as well, but they're not backing any specific candidates. They're backing all of them.

From Dallas to Carrollton and all across the area, an estimated 50 teams from various Tea Parties hit the pavement Saturday to not only alert potential voters about the primary, but also to get promises.

When candidates canvass a neighborhood door-to-door they're generally asking people to vote for them, but the Tea Party groups are just asking people to vote, period.

Tea Parties are neophytes compared to established political groups. But they have what all parties want: motivated members.

Members like Carrollton's Billy Penn "We're non-partisan, not Democrat or Republican we're trying to get people interested in the government."