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Tea Party Elections 2012

Tea Party Still Holds Power Despite Big Blow

Reuters | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

* Republican, Tea Party ideology dovetails on fiscal affairs * As economy heals, Tea Party to become irrelevant, analyst says ...

Tea Party Express Puts Focus On Primaries

Washington Post | By Aaron Blake | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

As evidenced by its co-sponsorship of last week’s GOP presidential debate in Florida, the Tea Party Express is emerging as a major voice in today’...


Steven Weber | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

The Left, in a Standard-Operating-Procedure show of shooting off its toes while shooting off its mouth, is ready to repeal support of Obama if he doesn't blah-blah-blah. Well, then, fine. So who else will it be?

Rise Of Perry, Bachmann Give White House Opportunity To Mount New Strategy

Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

By CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The rising profiles of Republican presidential candidates Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann are ...

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...

GOP Leaders Risk Tea Party Backlash

Reuters | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics

By Tim Reid WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - Emboldened by concessions wrung from their own leadership and President Barack Obama during the debt limit figh...

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 Shifts Priorities

The Washington Post | Amy Gardner | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics

The tea party movement, which established its power last year by defeating Republicans who didn't meet its idea of what a conservative should be, is s...

GOP Poll: Tea Party Could Cost Republicans In 2012

The Miami Herald | Marc Caputo | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

Beware, Florida Republicans: The tea party movement that swept you into office in 2010 could cost you the next election....

GOP Presidential Candidates Tout Tea Party Cred, But Strategy Carries Risks

McClatchy | David Lightman | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

The strategy of playing to this sentiment, closely linked to the tea party grassroots conservative movement, also comes with a risk. While wooing cons...

Tea Party Flexes Muscle In 2012 Presidential Race

Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

Several prospective presidential candidates have signed on to participate in an Iowa bus tour Rhoades is planning that's partly an effort to train par...

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...

Jason Linkins

The Michele Bachmann Presidential Bubble | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Until you see the major players actually jump into the race for the 2012 GOP nomination, there's going to be space left for many minor players to draw...

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 Senate Candidate: Movement Wouldn't Exist 'If Republicans Hadn't Failed Under Bush'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jamie Radtke, the leader of the Virginia Tea Party Patriots who recently announced she will run for U.S. Senate in the state's 2012 match-up, delivere...

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...

Virginia Senate Election 2012: Match-Up Shaping Up Could Emerge One Of The Hottest Next Cycle

The New York Times | Michael D. Shear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Will Virginia be home to the most competitive and politically interesting Senate race in 2012?...

Tea Party Organizer Jamie Radtke Jumps Into 2012 Virginia Senate Race

The Wall Street Journal | Neil King Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jamie Radtke, head of the Virginia Federation of Tea Party Patriots, has filed federal papers to run for the Republican nomination for the Senate seat...

2012 Elections: Potential GOP Presidential Hopefuls Court Tea Party Support

The Hill | Michael O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three potential Republican contenders for the 2012 presidential nomination would have higher hurdles to clear to win the Tea Party vote in the primary...