ABC News' Guidebook to Tea Party Candidates

WATCH LePage discusses his background in a campaign video.

Dan Maes

Dan Maes, Colorado


Opponent: John Hickenlooper, Mayor of Denver (D)

Maes supports reducing or eliminating Colorado's income tax, requiring businesses to use E-verify to check job applicants' immigration status, tort reform and gun rights. He opposes legalized abortion and same-sex marriage.

WATCH Maes discusses his candidacy.

Carl Paladino

Carl Paladino, New York

Former CEO, Ellicott Development Company

Opponent: Andrew Cuomo, New York Attorney General (D)

Paladino supports cutting taxes and spending by 10 percent, cutting the state's income tax on manufacturing, cutting optional Medicaid benefits by $20 billion and imposing term limits on state legislators.

WATCH Paladino's victory speech in GOP gubernatorial primary.

Rick Perry

Rick Perry, Texas

Governor of Texas

Opponent: Bill White, former Mayor of Houston, Texas

Endorsed by Sarah Palin

Perry supports cutting taxes on individuals and businesses, cutting state spending, enhancing border security operations, tort reform and increasing enrollment in universities. He opposes legal abortion and the health care reform law, and says Texas should not take stimulus money from Washington.

WATCH Perry's victory speech in GOP gubernatorial primary.

2010 Election Maps: Follow the Senate, House and Governors' Races

U.S. House Candidates


Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee

Renee Ellmers, North Carolina

Michael Grimm, New York

Vicky Hartzler, Missouri

Jesse Kelly, Arizona

Adam Kinzinger, Illinois

Charles Lollar, Maryland

Rep. Tom McClintock, California

Rep. Walt Minnick (D), Idaho

Star Parker, California

Rep. Mike Pence, Indiana

Rep. Tom Price, Georgia

Tim Scott, South Carolina

Scott Tipton, Colorado

Glen Urquhart, Delaware

Jackie Walorski, Indiana

Allen West, Florida

Rep. Joe Wilson, South Carolina

2010 Election Maps: Follow the Senate, House and Governors' Races

ABC News' Huma Khan, Devin Dwyer and Z. Byron Wolf contributed to this guidebook.

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