Progressive Democrats of America expand to Tucson

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Tea Party Patriots could have some competition in Southern Arizona.

The group calls itself the Progressive Democrats of America.  It was founded in Phoenix in 2004 and is expanding its presence in Arizona with events in Naco, Flagstaff, Phoenix and Tucson.

"America stands for the common good, the notion that we all on this together and we got to get back to the principal.  And that's whats represented in this meeting here tonight," said political columnist Jim Hightower.

The Progressive Democrats of America say they draw attention to policies like increasing war spending, unaffordable health care and deficit reduction.