The Tea Party Patriots attempted to fundraise off of giving their supporters false hope by sending this email yesterday prior to the vote to elect John Boehner Speaker of the House. As the final vote tally would prove, what the TPP believed to be true, or propagated to their email list for their potential gain, was a far cry from reality.

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Here’s the email:

Dear Friend,

The vote for Speaker of the House is only one hour away, and we’re coming down to the wire.

We are told that Rep. Tom Cole – one of Boehner’s closest allies – let slip the whip count (or ‘head count’ as we say in the real world) last night for Boehner’s re-election as Speaker.

Out of 246 in the GOP conference, they had a hard head count of only 130 members willing to support him. That means there were 116 votes up in the air as of last night. Remember, we need only 36 brave Republicans out of those 116 to vote to fire Speaker Boehner!

Our work is making a difference! But we need your help right now to finish the job.

Please, if you haven’t already, read my email below and pitch in a gift of $5, $10, $25, $50, or more to help us keep the calls pouring into the Capitol.

With your support, we can do this!

Thank you so much for your support.

– Jenny Beth