The Tea Party Express, a group run by GOP political consultants, has endorsed Scott Brown, the Republican candidate in the Massachusetts special election to fill Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat.
The Tea Party Express has been attacked by other tea party groups for being corporate-controlled and inauthentic, and TPMmuckraker reported last month that most of the money raised by the group went right back into its creators’ coffers.
In announcing its endorsement, the group said it will begin running TV ads supporting Brown early next week.
The special election will be held Jan. 19. Brown, a Massachusetts state senator, is campaigning against Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley.