Tea Party’s choice for VP: Marco Rubio is favorite, Rick Perry doesn’t make list
POSTED: Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 9:30pm
UPDATED: Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 9:44pm
While Mitt Romney ponders and thoroughly vets — what a concept! — his VP picks, the Tea Party Express is trumpeting who they want in the No. 2 spot: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
The TPE, whose chief political strategist is California consultant Sal Russo, based its pick on the results of surveys returned by 8,000 of its members. Respondents rated 27 candidates as either “strong,” “OK” or “weak.”
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