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

Jim DeMint Wants To Be Tea Party's Best Friend In Washington

Sen. Jim DeMint is making a bid to be the tea party movement's best friend in Washington. It's hardly a coincidence that the South Carolina Republican finds himself with few friends in his own workplace.

DeMint -- ideological warrior, cable TV regular, possible 2012 presidential candidate -- is trying to channel the anti-establishment passions roiling the conservative movement while serving in the U.S.

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