A spokesperson for the largest Tea Party group in the U.S. said that the movement would support any Republican candidate for president – even if that candidate was former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, who is generally considered a middle of the road Republican that does not subscribe to some of the more conservative Tea Party views. Romney announced last week that he would seek the Republican nomination for president.
Amy Kremer, chairperson of the Tea Party Express, said in an interview Saturday that “whoever the Republican nominee is will have to have the support of the Tea Party movement, the entire Tea Party movement. There is no way that we are going to support a third party candidate. It would split the vote and it would guarantee reelection for Obama, and we need to crush Obama we have to get him out of the White House,” she said.