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January 29, 2015

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Tea Party group ordered to pay Venetian $748,000 for canceled rooms


Ethan Miller/Las Vegas Sun

The Venetian on the Las Vegas Strip.

A judge in Las Vegas has ordered a Tennessee tea party group to pay a casino $748,000 for rooms booked for a tea party convention that failed to lure political activists.

Tea Party Nation was found liable for the debt to the Venetian Casino Resort. The group was founded by Franklin, Tenn., attorney Judson Phillips.

The Tennessean ( reported Thursday that the judgment was handed down last month in Clark County (Nev.) District Court. Hotel officials said Tea Party Nation reserved 1,637 room nights for a July 2010 event, but canceled the gathering a few weeks prior to its scheduled date. The casino filed the lawsuit in July 2011.

No telephone listing for Tea Party Nation could be found Thursday in Franklin or in nearby Nashville.


Information from: The Tennessean,

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  1. Love it!

  2. Life's a B****

  3. Wow. Sheldon Adelson's Venetian sues the right-wing Tea Party group for $748,000. At the same time the right-wing Adelson pledges up to $100,000,000.00 to right-wing super-pacs.

    Clearly shows the Republicans are splitting within their own supporters.

  4. Unbelievable!!! The Right is eating it's own.
    This is just too funny!!!!

  5. thats $457 per "room night" thats twice the average internet rate and 4 times the internet special rates...sounds like the tea party needs a new travel agent....the article didnt say anything about convention space or food, just canceled "room nights"....

  6. Maybe Sheldon can help out.

  7. I think they have a moral and ethical obligation to pay, On account the hotel turned reservations away while the rooms were booked.

  8. This reminds me of the sign at an early Tea Party rally: "Keep government hands off my Medicare!"