Tea Party Darling Ted Cruz Speaks To Obenshain’s Family Foundation
night in Richmond, Tea Party U.S. Senator and architect of thegovernment shutdown Ted Cruz will be the keynote speaker for the social conservative interest group The Family Foundation’s 2013 Gala. This is the type of event that only Tea Party candidate for Attorney General Mark Obenshain could dream of.
Mark Obenshain earned the Virginia TeaParty Patriots Federation’s endorsement because he has supported their agenda through his votes and through his positions. When asked for his thoughts on the government shutdown, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported, Obenshain “shied away from assigning blame to the tea party – a movement that has endorsed and supported his candidacy.”
During his career in the state Senate, Mark Obenshain has also been a champion for The Family Foundation. He recently earned a perfect score of 100 from the group for voting according to their recommendations on ‘pro-family’ legislation, such as the transvaginal ultrasound bill, and on four anti-LGBT-related issues, including his vote against including non-discrimination based on sexual orientation in state hiring and for walking off the Senate floor rather than vote to confirm Judge Tracy Thorne-Begland, who happens to be gay.
This is an event that only someone with a record as extreme as Mark Obenshain's could look forward to.
WHAT: The Family Foundation 2013 Gala
WHO: Keynote Speaker U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (Tea Party – Texas)
WHERE: Greater Richmond Convention Center