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  1. Who started the TEA Party? Not Rick Santelli, TV commentator, in Rochester, NY there wsa a TEA Party in March 2009, a monthe BEFORE Rick Santelli;s remark…

    The “Commando” Rochester Tea Party
    March 12th, 2009

    On a cold and very blustery day, approximately 40 concerned citizens met at a downtown Rochester, NY park on Wednesday, March 11, 2009, to participate in our local version of the Tea Parties that have been sweeping the nation! NY Governor Paterson was here for a “town hall” meeting at the Rochester Convention Center and the decision was made nine days prior that with the Governor in town, March 11 would be present a great opportunity to not only protest the Porkulus Package, but also the crushing tax burden that New York State inflicts on its citizens. Word of the Rochester Tea Party was spread via blogs on the Internet, most notably, Patriots For America, Gathering of Eagles: NY, North Shore Journal and RochesterWatch, hence the “Commando” in the title and we just showed up and did it! Read the rest: http://www.rochesterconservative.com/blog/the-commando-rochester-tea-party/#more-2084

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