Tea Party Express Endorses Denver Riggleman for U.S. Congress in Virginia
Sacramento, CA – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, is pleased to announce its endorsement of Denver Riggleman for Congress in Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District.
Tea Party Express Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, “We are excited to support U.S. Air Force veteran and native Virginian Denver Riggleman for Congress. A staunch conservative and political outsider, he has the leadership and business experience sorely needed to fight the political establishment, get government spending in line, and support economic policies to grow the economy.
“After serving his country honorably in the Air Force and working for the National Security Agency, Denver embarked on a business career in which he served as CEO of several defense contracting companies and started a family business, Silverback Distillery, with his wife, Christine. He understands well the struggles entrepreneurs face every day as they navigate the oppressive regulatory and tax environment created by years of liberal policies. In Congress, Denver will fight for commonsense reforms and fiscal discipline that will bring jobs back to the Fifth District.
“Last week’s news that the economy grew an impressive 4.1% in the second quarter is further evidence that the Trump economic agenda is working for the American people. Thanks to lower taxes and regulatory reform, people are going back to work, businesses are investing again, and people are keeping more of their hard-earned money and putting it back into the growing economy. But if the liberals succeed in taking control of the House, their obstructionist agenda will place all those gains in jeopardy. That is why it is so critical to support Tea Party candidates like Denver Riggleman who will stand with the President and conservatives in Congress as they continue fighting to undo the liberal policies of yesteryear,” Russo concluded.
The following are statements from local grassroots leaders:
“I support Denver Riggleman because Denver has been a small business owner, and he has a good understanding of the regulations and taxes that are killing businesses and jobs in Virginia. Denver will roll back regulations and taxes, and he will help small business in Virginia thrive. He will help the people of Virginia prosper. That’s why we should send Denver Riggleman to D.C. as the next Congressman from Virginia.”
– Adam Kimmelman, Chairman Emeritus, University of Virginia and Grassroots Activist
“To the people of the 5th District of the state of Virginia, I strongly support and encourage you to support, Denver Riggleman for Congress. While the reasons for electing Denver are too numerous to put into writing, I wanted to share my top three reasons for supporting Denver.
“Reason one is economic development and financial security for our nation. Mr. Riggleman has been a CEO in multiple larger security companies and a partner in a small locally owned business. It is imperative that our elected officials understand the economic situations to operating and hiring personnel, and Mr. Riggleman has firsthand knowledge in how businesses operate, both large and small.
“Number two is national security. Denver has been a commissioned officer for the United States Air Force. Denver has been involved in several important missions during our military strikes, including the first air strikes after 9/11. After retirement, he then went forward and provided assistance to the Department of Defense as a private citizen. I am positive Mr. Riggleman understands what it takes to keep America the land of the free and the home of the brave.
“Lastly, and most importantly, I support Denver Riggleman for Congress because Denver Riggleman supports me as a citizen. We are in a moment in history where the constituents have been forgotten and the government wants control. From regulations all the way to social laws causing injustice, Denver Riggleman has fought to keep the government off his back so he can live free. I am 100% certain he will do the same for his constituents.”
– Eric Brazeal, Chairman of Brunswick County Republican Committee