Tea party event organizers reject Michael Steele speaking request
The Washington Independent and other news outlets are reporting that organizers of an anti-spending Tea Party in Chicago have rejected a request from Republican national chairman Michael Steele to speak there.
"We prefer to limit stage time to those who are not elected officials, both in Government as well as political parties," according to a written response from Tea Party oganizer Eric Odom, posted on the Washington Independent site.
Odom pokes Steele, saying the chairman "has only just decided to reach out after realizing how big the movement has gotten."
Tea Party "revolts" against government spending are being organized throughout the country on April 15, including several in Maryland.