Jack Davis is a candidate running in the 26th Congressional District of New York as the Tea Party Candidate. Voting will take place on May 24th in a special election to fill the seat vacated by Rep. Chris Lee.
Davis is a Democrat, registered as such in 2004, 2006, and 2008. And as a post on Lonely Conservative points out – he’s really better suited to being a liberal.
So massive Smoot-Hawley trade tariff policies, inflexible opposition to any social security reform,past endorsements by ACORN and SEIU’s political party the Working Families Party and donations to progressive congress members during the Obamacare debate are all just some nuanced feature to Jack Davis’ unwavering commitment to small government? Everyone who donated to Louise Slaughter immediately following democrats ramming cap and trade through congress in June 2009, were really just protesting the progressive lurch of government by sending support money.
Unfortunately, Mr. Davis is not of Tea Party standards. He holds pro-abortion and anti-trade views that are not consistent with the Tea Party and no Tea Party organization has endorsed him. The Jack Davis campaign is running on the Tea Party line to steal votes away from the legitimate Republican candidate, Jane Corwin so that the Democrat on the ticket can swipe the election.
One of the largest Tea Party organizations in New York, TEANewYork has voted to unanimously endorse Ms. Corwin in the May 24th election. Now the Tea Party Express has decided to jump in. According to Tea Party Express spokesperson Levi Russel, “This was a somewhat last-minute decision, as we saw the fake ‘tea party’ candidate – who is a liberal democrat – gaining traction and potentially spoiling the race. So we just recently decided to shine a spotlight on that race and help educate the voters about who the true conservative is.”
This is not the first time liberals have attempted to steal an election using fake Tea Party candidates. In the 2010 election, Scott Ashjian sought to play the roll of spoiler so that Harry Reid could keep his seat. The Ashjian article also documents attempts in Michigan and New Hampshire to plant fake Tea Party candidates to hopefully steal elections. This is a strategy, not an accident.