Meeks, Drazkowski to headline Roch Tea Party rally
Two well-known Republicans will take the stage next Friday for the Rochester Tea Party Patriots third annual Tax Day Rally.
Annette Meeks is slated to address the crowd gathered at Soldiers Field. She recently ran as the GOP-endorsed candidate for lieutenant governor with gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer. She is also the founder and CEO of the Freedom Foundation, a conservative think tank.
Also expected to speak is Rep. Steve Drazkowski, R-Mazeppa, who is known as one of the most conservative members of the GOP House.
The rally runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on April 15 with the program expected to begin at 6 p.m. Other speakers include Andy Cilek and Bonnie Haugen.
Besides political speeches, the rally will feature games for children, food and the chance to talk with elected officials and potential candidates. The Rochester rally is one of many tax day rallies planned by Tea party groups across the country.
The Rochester Tea Party Patriots have been flexing their political muscle this session with Republicans in charge of both the House and Senate. They have been particularly vocal in their opposition to the proposed expansion of a half-cent Rochester sales tax.