Tea Party rally draws 200 to Anchorage park

Posted: Sunday, June 27, 2010

ANCHORAGE - About 200 people in the tea party movement rallied Thursday at Delaney Park Strip in Anchorage.

The Conservative Patriots Group is already supporting Fairbanks lawyer Joe Miller over incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the Republican primary. The group plans to announce more endorsements and is seeking candidates who agree the federal government is overstepping its constitutional authority.

The Anchorage Daily News reports Jennie and Frank Bettine of Houston founded the group about a year ago and it has about 500 dues-paying members.

The coalition is loosely linked to the national tea party.

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