Tea Party Group Picks Anuzis For RNC Chair

Long shot.

After failing to convince Sarah Palin to run for chairman of the Republican National Committee, the Tea Party Nation is throwing its support behind former Michigan state GOP Chairman Saul Anuzis.

Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips sent a letter to the former Alaska governor on Monday pleading with her to run for chairman. By Monday afternoon, Phillips had his answer: no.

“I was surprised at how quickly that ‘no’ came,” Phillips wrote on the group’s website Tuesday.

After expressing his disappointment, Phillips quickly turned to his next choice. “Fortunately for us, there is a conservative alternative,” he wrote. “Saul Anuzis.”

Phillips touted Anuzis as a “supporter of the tea party in Michigan” in the post, but conceded that outside the committee he is not well known.

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