POLITICS
12/20/2011 01:51 pm ET

N.H. Tea Party Divided Among Presidential Candidates

Throughout this presidential campaign, there has been a lot of talk about the influence the Tea Party would have on the race. But in the end, it looks like the liberty movement may wind up having little to no impact on who winds up winning the New Hampshire Primary.

Some individual Tea Party leaders have endorsed. But for the most part, members of the movement have stayed out of the fray.

"It would be nice if we could get behind one person who we believed could be a viable, honest candidate with integrity who doesn't flip flop and wasn't making money off Freddie and Fannie when every conservative knew they were going to crash," said Jane Aitken, spokeswoman for the New Hampshire Tea Party Coalition, the umbrella organization for the state's 50-plus liberty groups. "But we just probably can't."

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