Tea Party groups rally in Duluth

Tea Party groups rally in Duluth

Tea Party supporters have rallied in Duluth with a message of freedom and limited government.

The Duluth News Tribune reports nearly 1,000 people attended Sunday’s rally at Amsoil Arena for what one organizer called “the biggest Tea Party rally ever in the Northland.”

It was the fourth annual Tea Party rally in Duluth but the first time the group had used the arena.

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin delivered the keynote address. Johnson criticized President Barack Obama’s health-care program and said the Democratic president has “done more to divide this country than any other president” Johnson can remember.

Sunday’s event attracted longtime members of the Tea Party as well as newcomers.