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Tea Party Candidates

Tea Party Lost in the Primaries But Keeps Fighting

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

The big story of this year's primaries is that the Tea Party is being creamed. Meanwhile, the GOP's mainstream and Tea Party candidates are trying to paper over their differences, all the while keeping up what Democrats must find an entertaining brawl.

Time for a Real Tea Party -- in 2016!

Ralph Nader | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Ralph Nader

After being knocked out in 2014, will the Tea Partiers give up and go back into the fold, disrespected and marginalized? Will they do as many of the progressive left have done, lose their bargaining power and choose to accept the "least worst" candidate on Tea Party issues between the GOP and the Democrats?

Three New Tea Party Facts That Should Scare The GOP

The American Prospect | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics

The first large-scale political-science survey of Tea Party activists shows the movement isn't going anywhere--and the GOP had better brace itself....

Rove-Backed Anti-Tea Party Effort Roils Republicans

Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

American Crossroads, a super PAC backed by GOP strategist Karl Rove, has launched a new effort to combat the recent trend of fringe Republican candida...

Mr. Teabagger Goes to Washington

Phil Perrier | Posted 10.18.2011 | Comedy
Phil Perrier

Say hello to Wyoming congressional candidate Cody Kane. (Not a real person) Kane, 41 is a former rodeo star turned businessman. He is married to former beauty queen and one time TV weather lady Candy Burgess Kane.

Tea Party Influence On GOP Could Prove Make Or Break In 2012

Posted 10.07.2011 | Politics

(AP) WASHINGTON -- The tea party is here to stay. The 2-year-old phenomenon's muscular role in the debt-ceiling crisis made that clear, despite earlie...

Tea Party Has Republican Hopefuls Engaging In Delicate Dance

The New York Times | Michael D. Shear | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

The success of Tea Party-backed lawmakers in defining the terms of the debt debate in Washington has further cemented the party's identity as part of ...

Tea Party Could Complicate GOP Establishment Hopes For 2012

CNN | Shannon Travis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Something happened at a Friday event in New Hampshire that symbolizes one potential problem as the presidential race slowly heats up: Will conservativ...

Inside Look At Tea Party Group

Mother Jones | Stephanie Mencimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two years ago, Tea Party Patriots got its start as a scrappy, ground-up conservative organization. Its rowdy activists demanded more transparency and ...

Tea Party Activists Go To Training School

The Boston Globe | Michael Levenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Among the key lessons for first-time Tea Party candidates: Talk about issues that "regular people'' care about. That means candidates should not "geek...

Tea Party Eyes GOP Primary Targets For 2012

The New York Times | Kate Zernke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Leaders of more than 70 Tea Party groups in Indiana gathered last weekend to sign a proclamation saying they would all support one candidate -- as yet...

Tea Party Faces Tough Reality In Washington As New Session Begins

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Welcome to Washington, tea partiers. Now that they're freshmen in a GOP-run House, the political movement's candidates are running...

Tea Party Fail: Newly-Elected Congressmen Go From Bashing Washington To Reaping K St. Cash

The Washington Post | Dan Eggen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dozens of freshmen lawmakers have held receptions at Capitol Hill bistros and corporate townhouses in recent weeks, taking money from K Street lobbyis...

Jim DeMint Emerges As Conservative Superpower With His 'Disciples,' But Faces Big GOP Backlash

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint -- who has achieved superstar status among conservatives and emerged as a prominent face of the Tea Party movement -- r...

PHOTOS: The 10 Economic Commandments Of The Tea Party

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By 24/7 Wall Street: In the latter days of Rome, the economy was crumbling, the emperor ... would placate the mob with bread and circus -- food and en...

Tea Party Looks To Mount A Republican Party Makeover Following 2010 Midterm Races

Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Emerging from its first election with a string of major victories - and two glaring defeats - leaders of the tea party movement wasted no time claimin...

Sam Stein

Tea Party Candidates Have Drained GOP Resources | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The conclusion of the 2006 congressional elections was supposed to be a euphoric moment for Democrats. But within hours of winning majorities in both ...

Election Day? He's Fully Versifed (Or "How High the Loon?")

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Their answers are simple, but governing's hard, And facts deserve more than their blithe disregard.

How Much Are Tea Party Candidates Hurting the GOP?

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

Despite the influence of the Tea Party movement, the GOP actually has more House candidates who have previously held elected office running for open seats than the Democrats do.

70 Tea Party Candidates On Ballots, About Half In Close Races

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LOS ANGELES — Doubters who thought the tea party would fade away can forget it. More than 70 of its favored candidates are on Nov. 2 ballots, an...

Democrats Target Tea Party-Backed Candidates On Social Issues

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ALBANY, N.Y. — The tea party movement was born in anger over the recession and the Obama administration's bailouts, and built largely on a platf...

O'Donnell & Friends: Ode to Wingnuts

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

But wait -- we're supposed to be gentle, Our comments more gracious, more kind, so say what you must in a whisper: These people are out of their mind!

Jim DeMint: Tea Party Candidates Can Win Midterm Election Races

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. Jim DeMint on Thursday dismissed worries by some of his fellow Republicans that tea party-backed politicians like Delaware Sen...

Sam Stein

Republicans Put All Their Chips On The Tea Party Table | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Reporting By Amanda Terkel Tuesday's congressional primaries provided an astonishing and symbolic coda to a primary season filled with turmoil, ...

Tea Party Candidates Interactive Map

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The 2010 primary season has turned into a battle between established Republican politicians and tea party candidates--many new to the political arena....