Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Names and Faces 1

From a New York Times article by Daniel Libit, For the Tea Party Movement, Sturdy Roots in the Chicago Area

Eric Odom

Executive director of American Liberty Alliance. Odom moved to Chicago from Nevada in 2007 to ago to work for the Sam Adams Alliance, a national group that supports free-market policies.

According to the New York Times article:

". . . Odom has become critical of the emerging bureaucracies within the Tea Party movement . . . has also butted heads with some local Tea Party organizations in Chicago . . . and said he had disassociated himself from the groups to avoid being bogged down in what he considered provincial turf wars."

The Times article also quoted Catherina Wojtowicz, leader of the Chicago Tea Party Patriots as claiming that Odom his own agenda and behaves in a territorial way.

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