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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The IRS Scandal, Day 1021

IRS Logo 2Breitbart, Grassroots Activist, IRS Scandal Whistleblower Becky Gerritson Challenges Establishment Incumbent in Alabama Congressional Race:

Tea Party activist Becky Gerritson joined Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steven K. Bannon on Breitbart News Daily to discuss her upcoming primary contest against Alabama Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) — a race which could be a bellwether for other down ticket races of grassroots insurgent candidates vs. establishment incumbents in 2016.

Gerritson, who is challenging Roby on Super Tuesday in Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District, was driven to run by Roby’s weak voting record.

“[Roby] is rated an F by every major conservative organization,” Gerritson reminds Bannon. “She has funded everything that Obama has wanted. This is a very conservative district and it is time for her to go.”

Gerritson said she became politically active after the bailouts of Wall Street firms following the financial crisis. She founded the Wetumpka Tea Party and became an active grass roots organizer throughout Alabama.

Gerritson’s organization was then targeted by the IRS as part of its alleged effort to single-out conservative organizations applying for non-profit status. As a result of the inappropriate actions by the IRS, Gerritson was invited to testify before Congress.

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