We Stand with Van because he has the proven conservative record, and we can count on him to do be a bold leader in the State Senate.

·         Stood up for conservative principles including Act 10, authored the Castle Doctrine bill, co-authored Concealed Carry Bill, and was key in bringing School Choice to Racine County.
 ·         Van has Grass Roots Support -Including Racine TEA Party PAC and 110+ Grassroots endorsements.
 ·         Van has been Endorsed by Many Local and State Elected Officials-Including Congressman Paul Ryan, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, Representative Samantha Kerkman, Representative Tom Weatherston, Senators Alberta Darling, Mary Lazich, County Executive Jim Ladwig,  and many, many more…

Please Join us on August 12th and Vote for Solid, Proven Conservative Leadership:

Paul Ryan  vs. Jeremy Ryan (aka Segway Boy) 

Robin Vos vs. Bryn Beimeck

Van Wanggaard vs. Jonathan Steitz





Saturday, August 2, 2014

4:00 – 5:30 PM


16122 50th Road

Franksville, WI 53126

16122 50th Road is West of I-94, South of Highway K, North of Highway 20,  Take West Frontage Road to 50th, go West 2 miles on 50th Rd.  Note:  Exit ramps at Highway 20 may be closed due to construction.

Please join Racine TEA Party, Congressman Paul Ryan, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, WISN Radio Host – Jay Weber, President of Hispanics for School Choice – Zeuz Rodriguez, Representative – Samantha Kerkman, and more.  President of Frederick Douglass Society of WI –  Pam Owen Stevens – emcee

Paul Ryan pic

For Immediate Release

 June 24, 2014



Racine, WI – It was announced today that over 100 local conservatives have joined in Racine Tea Party’s endorsement of former State Senator Van Wanggaard in his campaign to regain his seat. Racine TEA Organizer Lora Halberstadt said Wanggaard’s active support of the “Castle Doctrine” and “WI Concealed Carry” laws, combined with Van being first to bring School Choice to Racine, was critical in the new list of endorsements. “Talk is cheap – it’s action that matters. And over and over, Van provided leadership and critical support for Governor Walker when it counted, and that should count for voters.”


Although Racine TEA focuses solely on fiscal issues, most concerning are claims that Van is Pro-Choice, after twisting and selectively omitting information regarding a piece of introduced legislation. Van was given a 2011/2012 100% Pro-Life policy rating by Wisconsin Right to Life; partially why Planned Parenthood spent $780,000 against him and Governor Walker in the 2012 recall battles.  
Halberstadt said “Van Wanggaard was recalled on one issue – to punish him for standing shoulder to shoulder with Governor Walker on passing Act 10. That’s reason enough to support him, but it should be noted that while others were on the sidelines, Van stood tall on many issues of concern to conservatives. It’s why Racine TEA believes he’s the right choice in the primary on August 12th.”
The following people want to see Van Wanggaard resume where he left off, pushing conservative policies forward. We have no doubt that Van will always take the right steps to move Wisconsin forward!


Adam Graf Charles Hagen Jeff Mackulak Lora Halberstadt Reverend Joe Medina
Adele Weeks Dale Porter Jenny Wonders Lou D’Abbraccio Richard Fraizer
Adrian Bolt Damien Valentine Jerry Fletcher Luz Garcia Wright Richard Kauffman
Akil Ajmeri Dan Geyer Jerry Heberling Mark Patzke Robert Stauss
Amy Giles Danni Wyatt Jill McKellan Marnie Beier Ron Berger
Amy Schneider Dave DeGroot Jim Bell Marty Biland Ron Strelow
Andrew Anderson Dave Wyatt Jon Rygiewicz Mary Morin Ryan Bitorf
Andrew Ottelien Dick Fleissner Judi Boucher Matt Strublic Sandra Johnson
Angela Tingwald Don Jacobson Judy Bintliff Michael Muskovitz Sandy Mackulak
Anita D’Abbraccio Don Kozak Judy Kern Michael Skalitzky Sandy Thurwanger
Ann Reich Donny Diehl Julie Larson Michael Tingwald Shannon Heberling
April Weatherston Duane Michalski Julie Vale Michelle Dawson Sherry Liscomb
Ben Betchkal Ed Willing Karen Heberling Mike Decker Steve Saunders
Betty Heberling Ellen Comer Karl Heinitz Mike Heyer Tiger Heberling
Blair C Mattila Erin Decker Kate Murphy Mike Ottelien Todd Reich
Bob Dawson Fred Dooley Katie Johnson Nancy Milholland Tom D’Abbraccio
Bob Delaporte George Emmert Keith Hendrickson Nathan Mengo Tom Schinker
Bob Utecht George Milonas Kristie Formolo Pam Hainault Tom Smith
Brian Dey Gerald Wrench Laura DeGroot Pattie Betchkel Tracie Ann Happel
Britney Perkins Greg Murry Linda K Kauffman Paul Kern Tracy Janecek
Catherine Erickson J Michael Hasenstab Lindsay Muenchow Ray Betchkel War Syntaire
Chad Giles Jean Ottelien Lisa Bell Rehana Ajmeri William Menzel




September 7, 2013

1:30 – 3:00 PM



Racine, WI – It is way past time to hold a street corner rally once again. America is tired of hearing about scandal after scandal involving the Obama administration, and finally just about had it when the President calls these incidents phony.

 Racine Tea Party and other conservatives will meet at the southeast corner of Washington Avenue (Hwy 20) and Green Bay Road (Highway 31) in Racine on Saturday September 7th at 1:30pm. We will gather in the parking lot close to the Hardees Restaurant and spread out North, South, East and West to line the roads with signs pointing to the scandal (or horrible policy such as Obamacare) of your choice.

 Our goal is to not let people forget none of these issues have been resolved. We can’t let them sweep the IRS targeting of conservatives, Benghazi, the NSA, Fast and Furious, targeting of the AP and more under the rug.   We must restore Accountability, Consequences, and Transparency to Government.

WHAT:  Racine Tea PAC Roadside Rally 

WHERE: Southeast corner of Washington Ave & Green Bay Rd in Racine, WI

WHEN: Saturday, September 7th, 2013 1:30PM – 3:00PM


             Sunday January 13th                  

2pm  – 4pm  (doors open at 1pm)

SOUTH HILLS         

       3047 SE Frontage Rd         

Franksville, WI 53126

Guest Speakers include;

*  Mike Tanner from the Cato Institute

*  Congressman Paul Ryan

*  Representative Robin Vos

*  Senator Leah Vukmir

*  Wisconsin’s own Vicki Mckenna


Knowledge is Power

Link to Cato Institute Commentary:



Pick up Your Literature to distribute to your friends, family & neighbors or if you desire, we have pre-printed lists for an area by you. This piece was created to share the real statistics with undecided voters in mind. Stop by Nielson Building Systems 4820 6 Mile Road in Racine (right next to Shooters), Wednesday – Friday from 8am to 6pm. Evenings and this weekend please call 262-939-0175 to schedule a pick-up.

“On June 5th We Save Wisconsin, On November 6th We Save America”-Paul Ryan (June 2, 2012)

Racine TEA Party

Victory 2012

Road To Recovery Rally

It’s About Jobs!

Saturday – October 27, 2012

2:30 pm – 4:30pm

Doors open at 1:30
(tickets are not required)

6200 Regency West Drive

(Old Sam’s Club Building)

INDOORS – handicapped seating only

Racine, WI 53406

Speakers Include:  

Navy SEAL Christopher Mark Heben

Senator Ron Johnson

Governor Tommy Thompson

State Representative Robin Vos

Emcee: Conservative Radio Talk Show Host – James T. Harris

Rock Star of Radio – Vicki McKenna

Breitbart.com Rebel Pundit – Jeremy Segal

WI State Senate Candidate Pam Stevens

WI Assembly Candidate Tom Weatherston


America waited while President Obama, a Democrat House and Senate promised us to “focus like a laser beam” on the economy and instead pushed through the $1.93 trillion Healthcare Law on a partisan vote in the middle of a recession. Three and a half years later we are still asking – “Where are the jobs?” A lower unemployment rate means nothing when job seekers are walking away HOPELESS.

Racine Tea Party PAC will be hosting  the Road to Recovery Rally – It’s AboutJobs  on Saturday October 27th. We want to shine a spotlight on the truly important issues facing our state and nation today; such as the lack of jobs,  gas/energy prices, the need for a strong defense and governments out of control spending.  Our goal is to engage the faithful, while reaching out to those undecided voters by providing them facts and motivation to come down off of the fence.


Victory 2012

Wisconsin Forward =>

Saturday June 2

10 AM Gorney Park

8201 Nicholson Road Caledonia WI

The event will feature Congressman Paul Ryan, Breitbart.com and CNN contributor Dana Loesch, All Patriots Media – Tony Katz, the “rock star of radio” Wisconsin’s own – Vicki McKenna, PA Tea Party Activist & Fox News Contributor – Jenn Stefano, State Senator – Van Wanggaard, and more. Invited guests include  Lt Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, and several very big surprise guests.

Over three years ago Racine Tea Party was formed by a group of people who had never met before, but shared a common concern. We all feared for the future of this country and knew we could stay silent no more. Those concerns are still valid today and our goal of constitutionally limited government, spending controls and debt reduction has not changed. We have tried our best to educate and advocate for these issues, and up until now we have been a loosely formed group that has partnered with other organizations to host events.

Numerous times during elections, Racine TEA has been contacted by voters seeking to learn who the conservative on the ballot is, especially for school, county, and village boards. Due to campaign finance and election laws, we could not respond accordingly. In fact, sometimes we felt like we were fighting with one hand tied behind our back!

Racine TEA Party would like to announce that very recently we have made a big change – we formed a Political Action Committee (PAC). The reason for this is quite simple: we need to utilize every tool available to us, including the ability to say “VOTE FOR GOVERNOR SCOTT WALKER; VOTE FOR LT. GOVERNOR REBECCA KLEEFISCH; VOTE FOR STATE SENATOR VAN WANGGAARD”.

On June 2nd in Racine County, we will be doing exactly that. Please save the date…details coming soon!

We have been waiting 3 years to hold this event!

Tax Day 2012 is HERE!

Join us on Saturday, April 14th, 2012 at the State Capitol for our annual Tax Day Rally. We have a formidable line-up of conservative leaders that will help us send the message that we want less government, lower taxes, and economic freedom.

Some of the best and brightest voices for freedom will be addressing the crowd. Come to hear Dana Loesch of BigJournalism.com, Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit, Stephen Kruiser of PJTV.com and Nashville Recording Artist, Krista Branch.

Register for the event now by clicking here.

We need to send a strong message to the politicians in Madison and Washington that we are unified and want to put our country on the path to prosperity. Wisconsin is in the spotlight, and a strong showing on Tax Day will send a message across the country.

Buses from around the state (including Racine) will be transporting patriots to the rally and there will be remote parking at the Alliant Energy Center on John Nolen Drive for $6 with free shuttles running every 15 minutes to the event.

We are moving our facebook group to a page (to be able to link to our website).  Please like the new Page

Patriots On the Pavement

Were you tired of seeing all of the recallers,

wherever you went over the holiday season?

Racine TEA Party and other conservatives will POP up at the southeast corner of Washington Ave. (Highway 20) and Green Bay Rd. (Highway 31) in Racine

this Sunday,  February 19th at 1:30 pm.

We will gather in the adjacent parking lot, and spread out North, South, East, and West to line the roads with signs showing support for WI budget reforms, and all of those elected officials who stand for lower taxes, smaller government, and individual liberty!  Please bring your old signs or make new ones while being as creative as you can. Dress warm as we will be standing outside for about an hour.


Please join the Racine TEA Party…

Balanced Budget Forum

Wednesday, November 9th

7:00 pm

South Hills Country Club

Featured Speaker:  Congressman Paul Ryan

The one issue that ignited the tea party movement was out of control government spending.  Three years later, we are still saying STOP THE SPENDING!   The debt debate is coming to a  head  soon, with the super committee “solution” due November 23rd. 
     Please join  Congressman Paul Ryan on Wednesday 11/9 for a candid discussion on how to cut the debt, cap spending, and why a balanced budget amendment is essential to accomplishing these goals.  Additional speakers and details TBA.

 Racine TEA Party is ready to gear up for the next round of perpetual politics. We have survived almost 3 years of the failed policies of the Obama Administration, and we can finally say November 2012 is almost here!
But first….it looks like there will be more recalls.  The TEA Party worked behind the scenes to keep the right balance in the State Supreme Court and a conservative majority in the State Senate. We rallied in Feburary to Stand with Scott Walker, and we will rally to keep the electorate informed in 2012!  There is work that must be done; we can not rest until we’ve won!

Happy Independence Day!!!

This is a follow-up email to yesterday’s request to walk with the FireFighter float “Parkway Church Youth 9-11 Memorial”. The parade committee is stating that the public can not walk with the float and although it’s not listed on the parade rules page, we will be respectful of the purpose of this symbol of remembrance of our fallen heroes. Since the release of the story in the Milwaukee Journal (links at bottom), people of all stripes are coming together in support of this beautiful tribute. Below is our plan for Monday July 4th:

  • 8:30AM Out of towners meet at Pilot Travel Center Hwy I-94 & Hwy K Exit 329
  • We will lead a caravan to Gould and Main Street area to park (parade map link below) – this is start of parade route
  • 9:00AM meet at start of parade route – anyone there earlier start lining both sides of the street
  • If you have any 9-11 memory items, shirts etc… please wear them
  • We will give a huge send off to the 9-11 Memory float!

We hope you join Vicki McKenna and us on Monday!

The Racine parade is the biggest and most colorful in the Midwest!

Parade map:  http://www.racine4thfest.org/index.php/Parade_page

1st Milwaukee Article:  http://www.jsonline.com/watchdog/noquarter/124830329.html

Racine Journal Story:  http://www.journaltimes.com/news/local/article_e7420cf4-a41c-11e0-89b7-001cc4c002e0.html?mode=story

Today’s Milw Journal Article:  http://www.jsonline.com/watchdog/noquarter/124896989.html


Video of Saturday April 16th Tax Day TEA Party Rally in Madison WI

The Big One is Saturday April 16th!

Tax Day TEA Party Rally

WI State Capitol – East Steps

Madison WI


Wall Street Journal’s John Fund

Vicki McKenna

James T. Harris

Register Here

Bus running from Kenosha and Racine:

Bus 9 – Kenosha / Racine
Pick up: Brat Stop (parking lot C) – 12304 75th Street
Depart time: 8:30 am
Racine –
Pick up: Racine County Park and Ride – I 94 and Hwy 20
Depart time: 9:00 am

Remote parking for Tax Day Rally
moved from MATC main parking lot
(Hoffman Street) to
MATC tennis court parking
(Wright Street and Starubel Street)
Madison, WI
Free shuttle from 10 am to 4 pm

Considering what has happened in the past few months, you do not want to miss this event!

The lefties are planning a counter rally, so let’s make sure we out number them!

Please Show your Support for


Stand Against Spending – Stand With Walker”

Bus Tour

Sunday, March 6th.

Alliant Energy Center
Exposition Hall Building, Monona Room #4
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, WI 53713
Madison Event Time:
Doors open at 12:00pm (noon)
Event starts at 1:00pm-2:00pm

Tour Started Thursday – 3/3/11 in Kenosha.  THANK YOU TO ALL THAT CAME OUT!

Meet Joe the Plumber and new AFP WI State Director – Matt Seaholm

Wisconsin’s future is at a critical turning point. Years of fiscal irresponsibility and unsustainable government spending has put our state in great turmoil. But who will decide our future? Voters such as yourself or self-serving union bosses?

Governor Walker has taken the courageous first step in addressing this grave problem through his common-sense budget reforms. Much is at stake and we must to win. We must stand with Governor Walker to ensure the future of our children and grandchildren is not riddled with debt and unemployment.

First stop on this four day tour is tomorrow, Thursday March 3rd 9AM:

Kenosha WI

Brat Stop

12304 75th Street  (Hwy 50 & I 94 – NW Corner)

Click here to register today.



to those who made the

We Stand with Scott Walker Rally


Please consider making a donation to these groups:

Club for Growth Wisconsin sponsored the shuttles.  The event itself was sponsored by American Majority.  Much of the production costs were paid by Americans for Prosperity.

Wisconsin Club for Growth Inc.
1223 West Main Street, #304
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 53590

(877) 707-0571


Americans for Prosperity – Wisconsin
1126 South 70th Street • Suite S219A
Milwaukee, WI 53214

Matt Batzel
Executive Director – Wisconsin
American Majority

2/19/11 Madison, WI

Nancy Milholland, of the Racine TEA Party gave the following speech:

Conservatives!!! Tea Party, Reagan Democrats, Independents, Libertarians, Republicans

Conservatives…all of us…we are here together to show support to what we know is RIGHT to save our state.

TEA stands for Taxed Enough Already…and we are.

Our Governor Scott Walker gets that!

He understands that he works for all of the taxpayers of WI!

For this I would like to say, thank you Scott Walker. Thank you Scott!!!!

I have been concerned about our Wisconsin. For years now, we have watched as businesses and jobs walked away from our great state.

Everyone here today believes that Wisconsin is in a fiscal crisis!

So to some of those in the media and you know who you are…today we have some news for you!

Stop trying to promote the lie telling us Governor Walker created this crisis.

It’s about time that you know, you are dealing with a new class of voters and we take pride in paying attention, becoming informed and educating others on the FACTS.

There is plenty of information and data, pointing to the budgetary disaster long before Scott Walker even won the primary election.

So with all due respect, PLEASE KNOCK IT OFF WITH THE PROPGANGDA CAMPAINS ALREADY!! They are no longer working.

Wisconsin citizens don’t need anymore misguided policies that take more and more of our money to find new ways to run more and more of our lives.

We need to support ways that keep taxes lower, spending under control, and freedom at a maximum.

We’re tired of politicians who don’t do what they say they are going to do and who have forgotten why and who selected them to serve.

Scott Walker’s Budget Repair Bill tells us that he has kept that in mind and he is keeping his promises to us. Thank you Scott Walker! Thank you Scott!

This is not about me, this is not about you…this is about us.

The Budget Repair bill is bad tasting, but much needed medicine.

The alternative would be poison for thousands of state workers, the taxpayers, and the economic climate in this state.

It’s time FOR US to take the cure and get back to a healthy Wisconsin.




SATURDAY 2/19/2011 Noon – 3:00



If going by bus:

Pick Up at 8:00 AM at Kenosha Metro Station Park and Ride

Pick Up at 8:30 AM at Ive’s Grove Park and Ride – Racine

Click Here to register for bus, SPACE IS LIMITED

Ives Grove Park & Ride- Racine County park and ride lot 51-20, Ives Grove

Location: Take I-94 exit 333, turn west onto WIS 20 and travel about one mile.  The  lot is located on the north side of WIS 20 near Ives Grove Golf Links.

Kenosha Metra Park & Ride – 5413 13th Avenue, Kenosha

Click Here for Online Registration Link



The Badger Bowl, 506 East Badger Road


10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Google map of Parking Location

We highly recommend you take the shuttles.  Parking around the capitol will be very hard to come by.


2/14/2011 – ACTION ALERT!



Call your State Senator today!

Hearing is in JFC Committee Room 412 East – WI State Capitol

See Budget Repair Bill Tab above for detailed information on the bill.

If you cannot attend the hearing, please call your State Senator Today!!!!

Who is my Senator?


1/18/11 – Urgent News – Calls need to be made to Madison Now!

The Good News is, the Senate has called a hearing for the Voter ID bill for January 26th at 10 AM, Room 411 South in the Capital.   PLEASE plan to attend this hearing.

Now, the bad news.  The Assembly has not done the same thing. Why isn’t this a joint hearing? Assembly representative, Gary Tauchen is the one responsible for scheduling this hearing.  We need the leadership of Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald on this as well.  Please do the following:Call Rep. Gary Tauchen, Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald, and your Assembly representative TODAY, and respectfully request they schedule a joint hearing on the Voter ID Bill for January 26th.The Senate is moving forward, now it is their turn.  We the People NEED Voter ID NOW, not later. We the People NEED a Joint Hearing NOW!

Representative Gary Tauchen Rep.Tauchen@legis.wisconsin.gov
(608) 266-3097   Capitol 13 West

Representative Jeff Fitzgerald Rep.fitzgerald@legis.wisconsin.gov
(608) 266-2540   Capitol 211 West

If you don’t know your Assembly Rep’s contact info, click this link:http://legis.wisconsin.gov/w3asp/contact/EmailDirectory.aspx?house=assembly#FLink to the Senate Bill #6 Voter ID bill:http://legis.wisconsin.gov/2011/data/SB-6.pdf

ACTION ALERT! – 1/11/11


We have a new governor and a new legislature in Wisconsin. NOW is the time to pass election reform legislation and it can be done and signed into law before the April 5th election.  Time is of the essence!



  1. Ask them to co-sponsor the Photo Voter I.D. Bill
  2. Urge leadership to schedule joint hearings of both the Senate and the Assembly to expedite the Photo Voter I.D. Bill.
  3. Make it clear to your legislators that you want to have Photo Voter I.D. in place by April 5, 2011.
  4. Explain that other election reforms need to be proposed and passed as soon as possible, but it is important to implement Photo I.D. NOW!

Why the Rush?

In order to have Photo Voter ID in place for the spring elections, the bill must be passed and signed into law by Governor Scott Walker by February 15th. Time must be allotted for the required 30-day public posting of the bill and to give municipalities time to implement it and comply.  The spring elections are very important for the State Supreme Court and local races, and the 2012 Presidential primary is only a year away.  Now is a perfect time to bring Photo Voter I.D. to Wisconsin.


If you do not know the phone # of your legislators you may call the Legislative Hotline:

1-800-362-9472 or click on this link:


Grover Norquist

The Spending Revolt

Bus Tour

is coming to Racine!

THIS Thursday

October 28th

Noon to 12:30 PM

Monument Square

Featurered Speaker

Grover Norquist

Founder of Americans for Tax Reform

Tim Phillips

President of Americans for Prosperitiy

Paul Kern – WRJN radio host

Dr. Traci Purath – Neurologist

Check out the video of the September 11th Tribute and Town Hall event.

Video Link

Thank you to Matt Nelson of Suite Imagery for producing the video.

The Racine TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party was formed by a group of upset taxpayers that saw where we were headed as a country and said ‘we have had enough!’  We followed the lead of other groups from around the nation and had our 1st TEA’d Off Party on Saturday, April 18, 2009 where just over 300 people came out to express their outrage over the growing government taxation at all levels.  Our second event on January 16th, 2010 had over 4,000 in attendance.

Contact us at racineteaparty@live.com


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