How Is the Tea Party Doing During Vote 2010?

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They wanted to eliminate taxpayer-funded bailouts and were in united opposition of federal funding to save failing banks and the auto industry -- even though the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) was crafted by President Bush's Republican administration in 2008.

Tea Party candidates across the country also vowed to push for a repeal of the new health care law and create a system with little government involvement and a bigger focus on the private sector.

Some Tea Party candidates also view Medicare and Social Security as a liability; Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle once suggested that the programs should be phased out and replaced with a private system. Rand Paul, the projected senator-elect in Kentucky, dubbed Medicare "socialized medicine."

Ron Johnson, the Senate candidate in Wisconsin, called Social Security a Ponzi scheme, and Joe Miller, the Republican candidate in Alaska, has said the Social Security program violates the mandates of the Constitution.

ABC News' Huma Khan contributed to this report.

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