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Failed tea party rally leaves organization with $748,000 bill
|Last Edited||RP Aug 09, 2012 09:57pm|
|Media||Newspaper - Tennessean (Nashville)|
|News Date||Wednesday, August 8, 2012 08:05:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Two years after the Franklin-based Tea Party Nation organization failed to lure tea party activists to a rally in Las Vegas, a judge is ordering the group to pay the bill for a slew of hotel rooms booked for the event. |
Earlier versions of this story incorrectly stated that local attorney Judson Phillips, the founder of The for-profit corporation, was liable for the debt.
Tea Party Nation owes the Venetian Casino Resort more than $748,000, according to the ruling. The hotel alleged that the group reserved 1,637 room nights for a July 2010 event but then canceled the gathering just a few weeks prior.