Tea Party: Rifts Emerge As Convention Gets Underway

04/06/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Kristi Keck CNN

As the Tea Party's first national convention gets under way, members are united in their anger but divided over the future of the movement.

The convention is marketed as an opportunity to bring Tea Party leaders from across the country together to network and support the movement's goals. But some see the high-ticket convention, organized by a for-profit organization, as contradictory to the group's bottom-up, grass-roots beginnings.

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