February 2, 2010


Polish Nobel winner Walesa campaigns for Tea Party candidate in Illinois governor’s race (Aleksandra Kulczuga, 2/02/10, The Daily Caller)

As the Scott Brown effect reverberates across the country, a little-known Tea Party candidate enlisted the help of Poland’s Lech Walesa to come from behind in a bid for the Illinois governor’s seat. Adam Andrzejewski, a 40-year-old businessman and third-generation Pole welcomed the Nobel Prize winner’s endorsement on Friday during a luncheon in Chicago.

In almost 30 years on the international political stage, Walesa has campaigned for only one other American candidate — Ronald Reagan.

“There are many similarities between the Tea Party movement and Solidarity,” said Bruno Behrend, the campaign’s policy director. “Obviously we are not dealing with Soviet Russia, but there are lessons to be learned on how to deal with a corrupt government.”

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 2, 2010 6:30 AM
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