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Do Big Tea Party Groups Support Candidates… or Themselves?

Do Big Tea Party Groups Support Candidates… or Themselves?

There was no shortage of individuals and groups jumping on the Dave Brat bandwagon after his upset win last month over Eric Cantor. Smaller, local Tea Party chapters did their part to help his campaign, along with national talk show hosts Glenn Beck, Laura Ingraham and Mark Levin. But the bigger, national Tea Party groups didn’t give the economics professor […]

Eric Cantor Got Booed – and Took a Big Political Hit – in His Home District

Eric Cantor Got Booed – and Took a Big Political Hit – in His Home District

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor got an unexpected reception at the 7th Congressional District convention held in Richmond on May 10. According to multiple reports (and this YouTube video), Cantor was booed and heckled by conservative Tea Party activists in his own district. Then the Majority Leader’s day went from bad to worse. Cantor supporter and incumbent Linwood Cobb was […]

Democratic Strategist: “GOP Foolish to Ignore Tea Party”

Democratic Strategist: “GOP Foolish to Ignore Tea Party”

When Washington insiders finally get it, you know you’re making progress. Last weekend, a veteran Democratic consultant commented on why Eric Cantor lost, and why the Tea Party is very important to the success of the Republican Party. Donna Brazile, DNC Vice Chairwoman and strategist who ran Al Gore’s Presidential campaign, said that Republican candidates who ignore the Tea Party […]

The Biggest Tea Party Win of 2014

The Biggest Tea Party Win of 2014

If anyone thought the Tea Party movement or candidates were going away anytime soon – well, think again. In the biggest upset of the 2014 primary season, economics professor and Tea Party candidate Dave Brat defeated the second most powerful Republican in the House, Majority Leader Eric Cantor. With just over 65,000 total votes cast in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, […]

What this Democrat Is Doing to Tea Party Members Is Illegal!

What this Democrat Is Doing to Tea Party Members Is Illegal!

Despite protests from many in his community, and despite the fact that Mike Dickinson’s actions have already gotten him into hot water, the controversial candidate has vowed to continue to intimidate Tea Party members. Recently, he publicly asked his supporters to take pictures of Tea Party supporters and their license plates in an effort to harass and belittle his political […]

GOP Establishment Declares All-Out War on the Tea Party

GOP Establishment Declares All-Out War on the Tea Party

If you had any doubts that the Republican Establishment was fighting a no-holds-barred civil war against grass-roots conservatives and the Tea Party, wonder no more. This weekend, House Speaker John Boehner reportedly will attend a $5,000-a-head Amelia Island, Fla., event. It’s sponsored by the anti-tea party group Republican Main Street Partnership and heavily funded by labor unions. Boehner’s No. 2 […]