TeaApproved

What NTTP TeaApproved Means

The North Texas Tea Party (NTTP) is focused exclusively on the original 5 Tea Party Principles: Limited Government, Fiscal Responsibility, Personal Responsibility, Rule of Law, and Constitutional Sovereignty.  Tea Approval is for candidates who not only verbally commit to the 5 principles but- more importantly- give indication through background, experience, actions, and voluntary associations, that they will apply them in office, despite all the pressures and persuasions from the Professional Political Class (the “establishment”).

We also wish to determine the viability of the candidate for office. Does the candidate have a plan and access to reasonable resources to win?

Finally we evaluate the candidate’s potential effectiveness in office.  We are looking for more than just elected officials that will vote our principles:  we are looking for candidates with the ability to reach out, coordinate and cooperate with others to advance our agenda.

We do this by personally interviewing each candidate for office during the primary.  Each interview lasts approximately 90 minutes (no longer) and requires a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 7 “vetters”.  These interviews are not confrontational, but an exploration of the candidate’s views, philosophies, successes, and commitments to our principles.

This does not imply we are going to endorse candidates. The Tea Approval stamp is something different, more of a due-diligence process. Our objective is to publish for the public what we have learned about candidates, how we learned it and if those results indicate a strong likelihood that the candidate can win, and if elected, will be a staunch advocate of the Five Principles. The public is trusted to look critically at the results of our research, its objectivity and draw its own conclusions. In the past, multiple candidates earned Tea Approval in a single race – but this is an unusual event. It is also quite possible no candidates in a race will earn Tea Approval.

This process takes time, requiring us to focus on those races where we feel we can have the most impact, and where that impact is most desperately needed. Emphasis is placed on key down-ballot races at the state and county levels, the area where such information might assist the conservative voters within the area.

NTTP Tea Approval is candidate-specific and only applies to that specific election cycle.  In each election cycle, the moniker must be re-earned.  For those that stray from the fiscally and Constitutionally responsible path – they will find it difficult to regain that approval.

Race 2014 Candidate NTTP_teaApproved_2014_100px
Lt. Governor NO DECISION Writeup
Attorney General Ken Paxton tea_paxton_100 Writeup

WIN!

Railroad Commission Wayne Christian wayne_christian_100 Writeup

LOSE

Agriculture Commission Sid Miller sid_miller_100 WriteupWIN!
State Senate, SD2 Bob Hall
bob_hall_100
Writeup

WIN!

State Senate, SD10 Konni Burton
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Writeup

WIN!

State House, HD10 TJ Fabby tj_fabby Writeup

LOSE

State House, HD58 Philip Eby philip_eby_100 Writeup

LOSE

State House, HD66 Matt Shaheen matt_shaheen_100 Writeup

WIN!

State House, HD102 Stefani Carter steffani_carter_100 Writeup

LOSE

Collin County Commissioner,
Precinct 1
Mark ReidAnn LieberSusan Fletcher mark_reid_100
ann_lieber_100
susan_fletcher_100
Writeup

RUNOFF

Governor Greg Abbott greg_abbott_100 Writeup

WIN

Comptroller NO DECISION
Land Commission NO DECISION
State Senate, SD8 Van Taylor
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Writeup

WIN

State Senate, SD16 Don Huffines don_huffines_100 Writeup

WIN

State House, HD59 Danny Pelton danny_peltman_100 Writeup

LOSE

State House, HD64 Read King read_king_100 Writeup

LOSE

State House, HD105 Rodney Anderson rodney_anderson_100 Writeup

WIN

State House, HD112 Jared Patterson jared_patterson Writeup

LOSE

State House, HD115 Matt Rinaldi matt_rinaldi_100 Writeup

WIN

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