Tax Day Rally


Wisconsin State Capitol Madison , WI
Event Details
Event Date: 
Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

From Wisconsin State Journal:

Former Alaska governor and current tea party sweetheart Sarah Palin is coming to town Saturday to help rally the GOP troops for the now-annual Tax Day Rally.

Event organizer Nancy Mistele confirmed the presence of the Mama Grizzly Thursday. She said more details would come out later in the day.

Organizers are planning the event to run noon to 2 p.m. at the state Capitol. It's expected to be a gathering of conservative activists from around the state. Other speakers include radio personality Vicki McKenna.

Americans for Prosperity is organizing buses to the event. Last year's gathering featured former Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson and others.

Madison tea party activist Kirsten Lombard is going to be out of town Saturday, but she said most of her fellow tea partiers will be in attendance.

"I think (Palin) will certainly energize the conservative base in Wisconsin," she said.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chairman Mike Tate said "Palin was an early supporter of Scott Walker so it makes sense she would come to Wisconsin."

"The question now becomes, 'Do the eight Republican senators facing recall election stand with Sarah Palin as she lavishes praise over the Scott Walker union-busting, anti-family agenda?'" he said.

A spokesman for the governor said he is not scheduled to attend the event.