Local Tea Party Hold Caucus
The New York state Republican presidential primary is not for another seven weeks, but local conservatives are trying to get a read on who they like in the race.
The New York Tea Party held a caucus Saturday at Prince George's bar in East Rochester. Local conservative radio host Bill Nojay moderated the event, which had four speakers representing the four remaining major Republican candidates.
Reform Party candidate for U.S. President Andre Barnett was also on hand for the event.
"One of the biggest things that sets me aside from the other candidates is that I am looking to relinquish the power of the government and give it back to the American
people," said Barnett. "Give it back to the states because they know best. We don't need a U.S. federal government that is all consuming, all knowing and all powerful."
"We're seeing an era where elections are decided by very thin margins," said Nojay. "The Tea Party is going to provide that margin for a lot of candidates both at the local and state and I think nationwide. I think it's going to be a very interesting election season. The Tea Party is going to be a major influence and as you can see by all the folks here, it's still a very powerful movement in American politics."
After hearing from the candidate representatives, attendants cast their ballot for their choice for their favorite.