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Senator Wicker guest speaker at Tea Party event

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BRANDON, MS (WLBT) – The Central Mississippi Tea Party held a gathering Tuesday evening in Rankin County.

It was an opportunity for members to meet candidates and hear the issues before the November second election.

Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker addressed the Tea Party during their monthly meeting at Northwest Rankin High School in Brandon.

Three weeks before the November elections the senator told the conservative group that the Obama administration and Washington's super majority must be stopped.

"We need to end the arrogance in Washington D.C.  We thought the American people had spoken in Virginia and New Jersey and the Massachusetts senate race. They were sending a message against this healthcare bill," said Wicker.

The junior senator also said congress left without passing an appropriations bill, a budget or extending the bush era tax cuts.

Candidates and incumbents were invited to attend the meeting and answer questions.

Officials say the organization's goal is to gather support and elect conservatives representatives in the upcoming local and national races.

"It's getting back to our constitutional roots, getting back to fiscal accountability, free markets and making sure that we're holding our representatives accountable for the things that we want to have happen in congress," said Tea Party member Rocky Ruello.

The senator told the audience that the fiscal year will end with a $1.3 trillion dollar deficit.

Tea Party members said they are pushing for the 111th Congress to lower taxes, stop spending and repeal the health care bill.

"It's time to take our country back," said U.S. Representative Gregg Harper.

The third district congressman also spoke to the organization, sharing a similar fiscally conservative message.

The Mississippi Tea Party has 12 chapters across the state.

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