Tea party loyalists plan Capitol rally Saturday

Tea party activists from Pierce County plan a rally at the state Capitol steps at noon Saturday.

“This is more of a grassroots rally. All the people that will be speaking that day are organizers. They are the people out there – movers and shakers – the ones behind the scenes,’’ said Carl Pike, leader of the Pierce County tea party.

“It’s all regular folks. ... I didn’t want to pay anybody to come out ” on a plane.

Details of the “Tea Party Take Back” event are at www.piercecountyteaparty  . com.