Dr. Michael Pryce recently announced his candidacy for the Senate in Ohio. Despite the fact that he missed the deadline to register as a Tea Party candidate, he’s calling himself a man of the Tea Party anyway. In reality, if he somehow is able to gather 5,000 signatures, he’ll still be labeled as simply an Independent candidate on the ballot in November.
But considering his contribution history, he may find it difficult getting help gathering signatures from Tea Party grassroots organizations.
Among his donations include several contributions, sometimes in the hundreds to thousands, to Mike DeWine, George Voinovich and Betty Montgomery. Not exactly favorites of the Tea Party.
Additionally, his press release includes the following quote from the “candidate”:
When George Washington left office, he warned against relying on the two-party system. We are seeing the end result of two-party partisan politics. They have nearly destroyed this country’s well-being.
Interestingly enough, Pryce was pretty happy with the Party system when he contributed to both the National Republican Congressional Committee(NRCC) and National Republican Senatorial Committee(NRSC).
Take a look for yourself on Opensecrets.
In reality, much more likely than not this whole campaign will end up moot, as Pryce will find it much more difficult than he anticipates to gather 5,000 valid signatures.