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Tea Party Leader: Third Party Would Be 'Disruptive'

04/20/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Karin Hoffman, the founder of a Florida Tea Party chapter called DC Works for Us, is echoing Sarah Palin's recent comments that the organization should not field third-party candidates.

"Until a third party would actually pull away from both sides of the equation, it really would be disruptive and kind of diminish what we're trying to do," Hoffman said on CNN's American Morning Thursday. "Our goal is in this election cycle... is on a local level we will identify the candidates that best represent us."

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