This past Saturday at noon, the Barrow County Tea party was officially formed with local pastor Jim Morris designated as the group’s temporary leader.
Morris said anyone interested in joining the Barrow Tea Party should contact him at 770-307-8001 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Though the group is still ironing out organizational details, the Barrow Tea Party has already taken its first official political action by endorsing Jody Hice in the Republican runoff for the U.S. 7th District Congressional race.
The Barrow Tea Party joined the Walton County Tea Party Patriots, the Atlanta Tea Party, the Gwinnett Tea Party and the Newton County Tea Party in endorsing Hice last week.
In its endorsement, the Walton County Tea Party Patriots said Hice was “a strict Constitutionalist who will work to restore our government back to the Constitution in its original form to ensure a government ‘of the people, by the people and for the people’ and ensure a return to our Founding American principles as put forth by our Founding Fathers.”
Hice is facing Rob Woodall in the August 10 runoff for the Republican nomination in 7th District Congressional race. The winner will challenge Democrat Doug Heckman in the November general election.
The 7th Congressional District includes all of Barrow and Walton counties, most of Gwinnett County, and portions of Forsyth and Newton counties.