According to the organizers, Gov. Palin will be the keynote speaker at a tea party rally in Madison this weekend. SarahPac's Rebecca Mansour has confirmed. Here's the press release, courtesy of WisPolitics.com:
Americans for Prosperity, The Founders Compass:Gov. Palin has worked with Americans for Prosperity before. She spoke at AFP's "Defending the American Dream" event in Clarkston, Michigan last year.
Sarah Palin to speak at Madison tea party
Matt Seaholm 608- 658-2312
Nancy Mistele 608-575-8589
MADISON, WI - Former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin will deliver the keynote address at the Madison Tea Party.
On Saturday, April 16th, Governor Palin will rally tea party patriots from throughout Wisconsin at the state Capitol in Madison to celebrate past victories and to protect Wisconsin's future. Joining Governor Palin will be talk show host James T. Harris and John Fund columnist for The Wall Street Journal. Fund is an author, pundit and columnist who pens the weekly "On the Trail" column for OpinionJournal.com.
The April 16th Taxpayer Tea Party in Madison will feature:
Sarah Palin - Former Alaskan Governor, VP Candidate, pundit, author
John Fund - The Wall Street Journal
Tony Katz - Pajamas Media
James T. Harris - talk show host
Chuck Day - vocalist
Nancy Mistele - The Founders' Compass
Matt Seaholm - Americans for Prosperity Wisconsin State Director
Vicki McKenna - WIBA/WISN rock star of radio
Meg Ellefson - Wausau Tea Party
Kim Simac - talk show host, Northwoods Patriots
Tiger & Shannon Heberling - Stood up to union threats
Nancy Milholland - Racine Tea Party
Ross Brown - We the People Madison chapter
The Wisconsin State Director of Americans for Prosperity, Matt Seaholm, says he is excited Governor Palin will be attending the tea party on Saturday.
"Governor Palin is a strong voice for taxpayers and for reforming government to make it more accountable," Seaholm said, "She doesn't pull punches and is one of the most influential and followed commentators in politics today."
The Founders Compass is an online resource for tea party members to organize, inform and reach out to other patriots. Additional information on the event can be found at TEA Party rally on April 16th on Facebook. Registration and transportation can be found by visiting the website of Americans for Prosperity Wisconsin.
Update: Andrew Breitbart will join the party.