DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The conservative Tea Party Express is
holding rallies in Iowa and Nebraska to oppose the re-election of
President Barack Obama.
About 40 people gathered Monday near the Capitol in Des Moines
for an hour of speeches and a performance by a rap artist
advocating a "campaign against the current culture destroying the
fabric of freedom."
Howard Kaloogian, a former California lawmaker, argued the
government uses power "to steal from those who have earned things
to give to those who haven't."
Iowa Democratic Party Chairwoman Sue Dvorsky issued a statement
noting the small crowd, saying "today's turnout is a clear signal
there is very little gas left in the tank of the Tea Party
The group also planned a Sioux City event Monday, then Tuesday
in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska.