(WICHITA, Kan.) — Claim #1: “….which is why Todd Tiahrt was named a national tea party hero."
Fact. The Tea Party Express is backing Tiahrt. “We just thought he has been a champion for taxpayers and warranted our support,” says Tea Party Express spokesperson Sal Russo.
Claim #2: "Sarah Palin endorses Tiahrt"
Fact. Palin calls Tiahrt a protector of our constitution, a pro-family, pro-second amendment, common sense conservative.
Claim #3: "…because he's not backing down on taxes, bailouts, or illegal immigration."
There's no direct claim in that statement so FactFinder 12 won’t label it fact or misleading, but here’s what we found:
Although Tiahrt has opposed bailouts, and the original “Cash for Clunkers” program, about a month later he did vote to re-direct money into the program.