Corey Stewart & Mark Obenshain Grab Virginia Tea Party Endorsement

Posted by Kurt Feigel   // April 29, 2013   // Comments Off

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Some 200 very knowledgeable, high-information Tea Party members took part in the April 26-27th Vetting Weekend, evaluating the seven LG and two AG candidates on their live responses.

Unlike candidate forums, where candidates hear each the others answers, the vetting interviews were held in isolation.  Side-by-side comparisons at candidate forums often yield similar responses.  Back-to-back comparisons in isolation yield different responses and allow for genuine differentiation of candidates.

The world is full of Monday-morning quarterbacks.  But you, the Vetting Evaluator, on Friday and Saturday, were the referees on the field making the judgments on the best LG and AG candidates for Virginia.

Thank you for your efforts and dedication to this process.

Mark Daugherty
Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation


For Immediate Release


Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation Contact: Mark Daugherty

Middle Resolution PAC Contact: Angie Parker

April 29, 2013

(540) 885-5627

(804) 746-1508

Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation and Middle Resolution Select
Corey Stewart for Lieutenant Governor and Mark Obenshain for
Attorney General

(Richmond, VA) – “Corey Stewart placed first in the joint Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation/
Middle Resolution comprehensive Lieutenant Governor candidate vetting process, held on April
26-27,” said Mark Daugherty, Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation Chairman. “Senator Mark
Obenshain earned first place in the Attorney General candidate vetting competition,” Daugherty

Angie Parker, Executive Director of Middle Resolution PAC, noted, “The Lieutenant Governor race
has been very competitive with a field of excellent candidates. We are pleased that Corey Stewart
demonstrated a strong grasp of the constitutional principles of limited government and individual
liberty during his questioning. Furthermore, Mr. Stewart has a well-organized and well-financed
campaign.” Parker added, “Senator Mark Obenshain delivered an outstanding performance during
his interview. This proven strength, combined with a vigorous statewide campaign, places Mark in a
good position for both the May 18th nominating convention and November 5th general election.”

Over 200 Virginia Tea Party and Middle Resolution members from 31 groups across the state
took part in the vetting session, each completing scorecards based on the candidates’ responses
during live interviews. Identical questions on constitutional principles principles, policy, and
political philosophy were asked of each candidate; candidates were not given questions beforehand.
Campaign viability was also factored into the evaluation.

Participating Tea Party groups and Middle Resolution members will share the knowledge gained
from the two-day vetting process with over 1,000 convention delegates from their respective groups.
These delegates will then support Corey Stewart and Mark Obenshain for Lieutenant Governor and
Attorney General, respectively, at the May 17-18th Republican Nominating Convention in Richmond
where a multiple ballot process will lead to the selection of a Republican nominee for Lieutenant
Governor and a single ballot process will determine the Republican nominee for Attorney General.

The Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation is a coalition of 46 independent Tea Party and patriot
groups that stand for fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free market

Founded in Richmond, Virginia, Middle Resolution PAC helps elect leaders who are committed to
restoring individual rights and limited government as described in the U.S. Constitution. Middle
Resolution also holds legislators accountable once in office, following all necessary voting records.

To learn more about the vetting process and top-ranked candidates Corey Stewart and Mark
Obenshain, please visit and

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