Tea Party Luminaries Angle for Influence in New GOP Order

The Tea Party movement prides itself on being a leader-less amalgam of grassroots groups, fervently supportive of the Constitution, smaller government, lower taxes and spending cuts. Organizers say it's the ideals, not individual luminaries that give the movement its name. But as a slew of newly-elected Tea Party favorites and political rookies join the ranks of the Washington elite, two incumbent champions of conservative principles are stepping up -- and out -- to claim the mantle of...Full Story
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