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Guess Who’s Joining the Tea Party Movement?
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Lech Walesa, the Polish Cold War hero who is coming to Illinois to campaign for Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Andrzejewski, will join Andrzejewski tomorrow afternoon at a Tea Party rally at the Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago.

It was in Chicago, of course, that the Tea Party movement began last February when CNBC’s Rick Santelli delivered “The Rant Heard ‘Round the World.” No word yet on whether Santelli will be at Friday’s event.

The Illinois primary is Tuesday and, as Tea Party activist Bill Hennesy notes, Andrzejewski is one of “7 (count ‘em, seven) Republicans vying to be governor of America’s most corrupt state government.” According to the most recent poll:

The Republican race is even more up for grabs with five candidates polling within eight points of each other. Kirk Dillard is at 19%, followed by Andy McKenna with 17%, Bill Brady with 16%, Jim Ryan at 13%, and Adam Andrzejewski at 11%.

Dillard, a state senator, has been hammered by fellow Republicans for appearing in a 2008 campaign ad supporting Barack Obama. Tuesday, Erick Erickson of the influential conservative Red State blog said of Dillard: “We must oppose this guy.” Andrzejewski also got a boost yesterday when he appeared on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s Fox Business Network program.

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