May 27th, 2014
01:14 PM ET
5 months ago

Tea party cleans up in Texas runoffs

Updated 7:30 a.m. ET, 5/28/2014

(CNN) – They've been few and far between this primary season, but the tea party racked up some high-profile victories on Tuesday in runoff elections in Texas.

And among those doing down to defeat was the oldest member of Congress.

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Filed under: 2014 • Tea Party • Tea Party movement • Ted Cruz • Texas
May 21st, 2014
02:32 PM ET
5 months ago

The gloves are off in the marquee Senate battle

(CNN) - Kentucky residents awoke Wednesday to a new wave of negative campaign television commercials.

They're just a taste of things to come over the next five months in what's already a very ugly and expensive Senate contest. When it's all over in November, the Bluegrass showdown could break records and become the most expensive Senate campaign in history.

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May 14th, 2014
11:41 AM ET
5 months ago

Short-lived tea party victories?

(CNN) - They were much needed victories for the tea party movement. And major tea party and anti-establishment GOP groups were quick to celebrate.

But the wins Tuesday night by Ben Sasse in the Republican Senate primary in Nebraska and Alex Mooney in the GOP contest in West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District might be some of the last those on the right will celebrate this primary season. Anti-establishment candidates face long odds in upcoming GOP primaries.

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Filed under: 2014 • Senate • Senate Race • Tea Party • Tea Party movement
Tea party members in North Carolina might give up on national races
May 7th, 2014
04:58 PM ET
6 months ago

Tea party members in North Carolina might give up on national races

Asheville, North Carolina (CNN) - It was a tough loss.

Tea party members in North Carolina put in countless hours to elect U.S. Senate candidate Greg Brannon.

When he didn’t get enough votes to force a runoff against establishment GOP opponent Thom Tillis in Tuesday’s primary election, the leaders of one local tea party group wondered if it's worth competing in national races.

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Filed under: 2014 • North Carolina • Tea Party • Tea Party movement
Tea party says OFA remake of its symbol is trolling
March 25th, 2014
12:00 PM ET
7 months ago

Tea party says OFA remake of its symbol is trolling

Washington (CNN) - So what do some leaders in the tea party think about a group that supports President Barack Obama's agenda using a key symbol of the grassroots conservative movement to advocate for the health care law?

"Imitation is the highest form of flattery and in this case, it is no different," Amy Kremer, chair of the Tea Party Express, one of the largest and most politically active national tea party organizations, told CNN.

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Filed under: 2014 • Health care • Healthcare • Obamacare • OFA • Organizing for America • Tea Party • Tea Party movement
Tea party groups target Senate after presidential 'disappointments'
March 29th, 2012
11:59 AM ET
3 years ago

Tea party groups target Senate after presidential 'disappointments'

Washington (CNN) - After six terms in the Senate, Indiana's Richard Lugar finds himself the latest target of the tea party movement's desire both to have more influence over the policy agenda in Congress and to make the Republican Party more conservative.

"He's an old RINO Republican," Jim Bratten, an Indiana coordinator for Tea Party Patriots, said of Lugar, meaning he's a Republican in name only. "He's been there [in Washington] for over 36 years, but gradually he's gotten closer and closer to the left, and he seems to want to compromise on things that are principle that you really can't compromise on."

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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Senate • Tea Party movement
Tea party not settled on any one candidate
Tea party activist William Temple attends the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington.
March 5th, 2012
01:15 PM ET
3 years ago

Tea party not settled on any one candidate

(CNN) - Ask different tea party volunteers in the days before Super Tuesday who the leading presidential candidate is and you will get different answers.

Rick Santorum has a lot of support in our unscientific polls, said Mark West of the Chattanooga, Tennessee, Tea Party.

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Filed under: 2012 • Republicans • Tea Party movement
No ideal tea party candidate
February 21st, 2012
06:07 PM ET
3 years ago

No ideal tea party candidate

(CNN) – The motto for the organization Tea Party Patriots is "100% Grassroots, 100% of the time."

And to keep that philosophy, the group's co-founder Mark Meckler recently paid a visit to Cincinnati. Ohio's primary is part of "Super Tuesday," meaning the Buckeye State has seen its share of the Republican presidential contenders.

CNN LIVE: Tune in Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET for the last presidential debate before Super Tuesday, the CNN/Arizona Republican Party Debate hosted by John King. Follow it on Twitter at #CNNDebate and on Facebook at CNN Politics. For real-time coverage of the Arizona and Michigan primaries, go to CNNPolitics.com or to the CNN apps or CNN mobile web site.
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Filed under: Tea Party movement
Paul criticizes Dems and GOP, elevates tea party, Occupy movement
December 23rd, 2011
10:51 AM ET
3 years ago

Paul criticizes Dems and GOP, elevates tea party, Occupy movement

Cedar Rapids, Iowa (CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul rolled out some equal opportunity scorn late Thursday in Iowa, criticizing Democrats and Republicans while elevating the concerns of the tea party and Occupy Wall Street movements.

But before he zinged the two political parties, the Texas congressman began his speech in front of over 300 people in Cedar Rapids with a joke about a matter he takes very seriously.
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Filed under: 2012 • Occupy Wall Street • Ron Paul • Tea Party movement
Tea party ups ante on super committee
November 17th, 2011
11:25 AM ET
2 years ago

Tea party ups ante on super committee

(CNN) - Members of the tea party movement are offering their response to the deficit reduction super committee in the form of proposed cuts and a committee hearing Thursday.

Elected officials will join over 200 tea party leaders from across the country for the "Tea Party Debt Commission joint hearing" to discuss spending cuts proposed by conservative activists, according to the grassroots FreedomWorks.
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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • Deficit commission • Dick Armey • FreedomWorks • Tea Party movement
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