Tea Partiers Riding To Arizona's Rescue | TPMMuckraker
Conservative activists recently launched a "Buycott", urging people to support and do business with several Arizona-based companies, including US Airways, Best Western, and U-Haul. And others are planning a rally to "Stand With Arizona."
The efforts come in response to calls from progressives, including Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) to boycott the state as a result of the controversial immigration law it passed last month. As we reported yesterday, the mayor of Phoenix has said the city faces a "near economic crisis" as a result of lost revenue.
Gina Loudon, a St. Louis-based Tea Party leader, who helped get the Buycott off the ground and is tracking its impact, told TPMmuckraker that it likely has generated "hundreds of thousands of dollars," in spending for the companies involved, but said she hadn't yet had a chance to count the receipts she's been sent. "The numbers are probably astounding, as soon as I have time to add them up," she said.