Sunday, January 30, 2011

Tea Party activists train to be candidates: BostonGlobe

Humphries was attending Tea Party candidate training school, an attempt to channel the fiery, inchoate energy of the Tea Party movement into disciplined, professionally managed campaigns for elective office.

Over the course of the morning, Humphries, a Tea Party activist from Bedford, and about 30 others listened to two professional political consultants teach them how to build a budget, organize a fund-raiser, set up a Twitter account, handle the press, and knock on doors.
Chris Faulkner, who helped organized the direct-mail campaign for Scott Brown’s Senate campaign last year, helped lead yesterday’s session.