I'd noted on this blog yesterday that The Washington Post on Saturday put the "tea party" label on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker when he showed up in Virginia to campaign for Ken Cuccinelli, a Tea Party supporter and the GOP candidate in Tuesday's gubernatorial election.
After I reposted that item on Facebook, former Wisconsin Democratic Party spokesman Graeme Zielinski responded with this comment:
He was the "original Tea Party." His words.Google discloses that Zielinski is correct.
From this CNN interview with Walker in 2012 - -
Hey, if he says he's Wisconsin's first Tea Partier, we should honor that. From now on it's Scott Walker, (R-TP)
"When people ask me, 'How do you appeal to Tea Party folks?' I say: I was the original Tea Party in Wisconsin," Walker said.