I had earlier criticized local tea party leaders Bill Hennessy and Dana Loesch for claiming to be all about "conservative values" while ignoring the fact that an actual conservative is running against archetypal D.C. Insider Roy Blunt in the Republican primary. In fact, they continued to ignore Purgason even after he donated money to their favorite candidate Doug Hoffman while Blunt remained silent on NY-23. However, last week Dana Loesch actually had Purgason on her show to discuss his campaign.
Now, I'm still not sure why Loesch and Hennessy won't mention Purgason's name in print if they're really all about conservative values. And I also don't know why she wouldn't straight up endorse Purgason given his conservative legitimacy compared to Blunt's. If the St. Louis Tea Party really decided to go all in for Purgason, I bet he could win the primary, so their silence is the equivalent of endorsing Blunt. But ultimately I gotta give credit where credit is due. Dana Loesch at least took a step towards walking the walk, even though she's still done far more talking the talk.