Thursday night, Myrtle Beach Tea Party held a rally to round up candidates so that its 200 members, and the community, could ask questions directly. Joe Dugan is the board chairman of the Myrtle Beach Tea Party.
The rally at Socastee High School featured state and local candidates. He spoke to SCRN’s Ashley Byrd about the meet and greet event:
As the election nears, an increasing number of likely voters say they have connections to the Tea Party movement. According to Rasmussen Reports, 29 percent polled now say they are Tea Party members or have close friends or family members who are part of the movement.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey says 17 percent describe themselves as members of the Tea Party, up four points from August. Now 12 percent more say they are not members themselves but have friends or family who are involved in the small government, anti-tax movement.