Tea Party Fort Lauderdale, America’s longest running tea party, has pulled their endorsement of current Broward County School Board member and District # 3 Candidate Katherine “Katie” Leach. Leach has received the endorsement of Equality Florida, a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender organization that opposes traditional pro-family Christian organizations along with the popular national fast-food restaurant chain Chick-fil-A. http://eqfl.org/node/1901
According to TEA Party Fort Lauderdale, on Equality Florida’s website Broward County School Board Leach is mentioned as receiving a 100% rating on their School Board Candidate Questionnaire she had filled out. “TEA Party Fort Lauderdale apologizes to the loyal followers of our voting recommendations for us not vetting this candidate closer. On their website, Equality Florida lists opposition to traditional pro-family Christian organizations Focus on the Family, Family Research Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and many others,” in an email.
According to the TEA Party Fort Lauderdale email, “Members are made-up of Republicans, many extremely vocal Independents, and a growing number of Democrats. Members are black and white, male and female, young and old, rich and poor. They share one common bond… uniting to protect our Constitution by changing our government thru the ballot box.”
By Brittany Wallman August 3, 2012 02:31 PM
Broward School Board Member Katie Leach, running for election in schools District 3, is a Republican. But that’s about as far as her likeness to some of the Tea Party and United Christians of Florida members goes. Both groups are telling voters not to select her. The Tea Party unendorsed her Friday, after learning she was endorsed by Equality Florida, a gay rights organization. READ MORE…