Sunday, April 18, 2010

Tea Parties will help Dems says Party Leader

Tea Parties may end up helping Democrats, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine told 200 Organizing For America activists at an Ethiopian restaurant on Chicago’s North Side Wednesday night.

The Tea Party is built on “Anger politics - and the anger movements peter out,” said Kaine, a finalist for Obama’s vice-president.

“It’s going to be tough for Democrats in mid-term elections,” Kaine said. “The president in the first mid-term loses 28 House seats and four senate seats and that’s the average and we’re not living in average times. We’re living in times of anxiety and economic uncertainty. We have to assume going into this mid-term cycle that we are running into a headwind and we are running uphill.”

But Tea Party activists helped conservatives beat moderates in Illinois’ Republican primary: Bill Brady for governor; Bob Dold and Joe Walsh for Congress, he said.