BRADENTON -- Tea Party Manatee has anounced their endorsed candidates for the August 14 Republican primary ballot. Citing a criteria based on God and Country, Defending the Constitution, Fiscal Responsibility, Limited Government, and Free Markets, as well as their answers during TPM candidate forums, the local group did not endorse any incumbents and in cases where there was not an incumbent in office, tended toward the candidates with the least political or public office experience.
MANATEE SCHOOL BOARD - DIST. 4: Linda Schaich
COUNTY COMMISSION - DIST. 5: Vanessa Baugh
COUNTY COMMISSION - DIST. 7: Betsy Benac
STATE ATTORNEY: Peter Lombardo
SHERIFF MANATEE COUNTY: William J Waldron
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS: Edward A Bailey
U. S. REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 17: Joe Arnold
RECOMMENDATIONS: (Where TPM feels there are two qualified candidates)
UNITED STATES SENATE: Michael E. McCalisteR; Marielena Stuart
SCHOOL BOARD - DIST 2: Robert Moates; Dave 'Watchdog' Miner
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