A group called the Tea Party Express has been traveling around Louisiana today to announce its support for retired Colonel Rob Maness in his bid for the U.S. Senate.  

The Tea Party Express bills itself as the nation's largest Tea Party political action committee.  Executive Director Taylor Budowich says America is suffering and career politicians from both major parties have contributed to out-of-control spending and crippling regulations. He said, "The beltway's do-it-tomorrow mentality isn't working and it's time for an outsider like Rob Maness to go shake thinks up."  Budowich says Maness has the same properties as Senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Rand Paul.

"The Tea Party movement was started from the bottom up by concerned Americans across the political spectrum who realize they are Taxed Enough Already," said Maness.  "I want to thank Tea Party Express for promoting that philosophy; supporting great candidates like Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul; and endorsing my message and supporting my campaign"

Rob Maness photo by John Lee, KEEL News