Tags:City council member Gordon Smith posted "Facts About Mark Cates and the Asheville Tea Party" on the Scutiny Hooligans blog. Cates is a Republican running for Asheville City Council. Here's an excerpt (click the link to read the entire post):
Fact: The Asheville Citizen-Times ran a story about last night’s Downtown Association City Council candidates’ forum. It contained this quote:
Cates said he did the books for [Asheville Tea Party PAC] out of friendship to one member and that members have supported him because of one key issue.
“I’m pretty sure I’m the candidate talking about jobs the most, and that is their biggest issue,” he said.
Fact: Mark Cates authored a op/ed in Asheville’s Daily Planet ten months ago in which he stated, “the tea party needs to focus on supporting local individuals who can develop experience in governing over time.”
He also urged people to, “focus our efforts on supporting candidates at the local and state levels that are aligned with Tea Party values.”Read the full article