Moffett says he'll be with Williams at unity rally and that GOP needs the tea party

05/17/2011 09:40 PM

Republican candidate for governor Phil Moffett said he’s “sure I’ll be there” at the Republican unity rally Saturday to support David Williams, who defeated Moffett by 10 points in the GOP primary.

But Moffett, who ran on a meager $135,0000 compared to Williams’ $1.3 million raised, said his showing proved the tea party will be a crucial element to Williams and the Republicans in the fall.

“Republicans can’t move forward without the tea party, and I think everyone understands that now,” he told cn|2’s Chip Cosby.


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