I got a phone call from Tonya Franklin this afternoon.
You may remember that Franklin stepped forward to run against Democrat Jack Franks when local Republicans failed to recruit a candidate.
“I hope to help McHenry County on a larger scale,” Franklin wrote, “….remembering our POTUS said something recently about not being able to change if from the inside or making a bigger difference from the outside (or something of that nature). Finally I agree with him on something.”
She’s in Boca Raton, where the temperature is undoubtedly a lot warmer than the15 degrees in Crystal Lake.
But Franklin didn’t call to gloat.
She called to tell me she was operating the back end of a new enterprise called “Tea Party Community.”
I asked her to send me an email telling about the new enterprise and you can see it below:
“FOX and Friends interview this morning with our Co-Founder Ken Crow…FOX & Friends this morning
“FOX News Radio article from Todd Starnes. Article from Todd Starnes explain more.
“Tim Selaty Sr. is Founder (with tons of help from his wife Michelle) and Tim Jr. built the site, I am the General Site Manager. We have a team of Volunteers, Moderators, Admin, that help us run the site. Which is close to 100,000 today. We opened it up to our immediate friends and family to test the site and work out the glitches in November and to staff the site.
“When we got to about 40,000 we set the launch date for today.
“Then the site took off with publicity from several large Conservative groups who were censored by facebook and threatened to have their pages taken down. We started getting requests for interviews and the rest is history. It all coincided this week with the launch. To which I am very grateful.
“Today, Saturday February the 2nd, we are having a 2 hour live webcast as well as being broadcast on a 50,000 watt clear channel station out of South Florida. 5-7 pm eastern time (www.teapartycommunity.com).”
See the Fox and Friends interveiw below: