Tea Party-affiliated group kicks off tour with Vancouver rally

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Americans for Prosperity, a Tea Party-affiliated political fundraising organization, will launch a national “Cut Spending Now” tour Tuesday with a rally in Vancouver’s Esther Short Park.

The organization chose Washington to launch its tour because it’s the home of Democratic Sen. Patty Murray, co-chairman of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, also known as the supercommittee.

Tuesday’s rally will begin at 6:30 p.m. with speeches at the Esther Short Park Pavilion. Activists will have an opportunity to sign a petition calling on the government to cut spending.

The campaign will culminate with a Nov. 5 “Defending the American Dream Summit” in Washington, D.C.