March 27th, 2010
09:32 AM ET
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Tea Party protest goes to Reid's hometown in Nevada

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Tea Party activists in RVs started arriving earlier this week at the rally site, an undeveloped piece of land down a mile-long dirt road. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

(CNN) - Caravans of Tea Party activists will roll into Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's hometown in rural Nevada on Saturday to rally for his defeat in November.

Sarah Palin, who derided big government spending and "the Obama Pelosi Reid agenda" on Friday, will headline the event dubbed "Showdown in Searchlight."

The stop is part of the latest cross-country protest against big government and health care reform. Activists hope the protest will carry a strong symbolic message.

Reid, the four-term Democratic incumbent, is from the small town, which has one gas station and a McDonald's restaurant. Earlier in the week, activists in RVs started arriving at the rally site, an undeveloped piece of land down a mile-long dirt road.

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Filed under: 2010 • Harry Reid • Nevada • Tea Party movement
soundoff (53 Responses)
  1. Roberto

    tha "Me" most be Sarah reading this blog lol. I cannot think of any intellectual american voting for her

    March 27, 2010 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  2. Carl in MI

    Tea party thugs for hire: Have RV will travel... will work for hate!!

    March 27, 2010 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  3. rickster

    all they have done is make the price of generic tea go up at wal mart. it comes in boxes and they use it at their protests.

    March 27, 2010 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
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