(WASHINGTON) -- Organizers of the planned Tea Party Nation Convention, which had already been postponed once, announced this week the gathering was being scrapped altogether. Slow ticket sales are to blame, according to Judson Phillips, one of the ring leaders of the event. The cost of the convention, which ran as high as $399, was just too much for many of the movement’s devotees.
“This decision simply came down to a matter of economics,” Phillips, the founder of Tea Party Nation who is affiliated with the group FreeAmerica.org, told The Daily Caller. Phillips said the event fell victim to the “Obama economy.”
The convention, which had been modeled after an event earlier this year in Nashville, was scheduled for Oct. 14 at the Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas. The Tea Party stars who were slated to make appearances included Andrew Brietbart, Lou Dobbs, and Nevada Senate hopeful Sharron Angle.
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