Gingrich praises Perry at tea party event
July 13th, 2011
11:19 AM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich praises Perry at tea party event

Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich had some kind words for a potential opponent Tuesday during a speech to tea party activists in South Carolina.

During a question-and-answer session with the Charleston Tea Party, Gingrich was asked by the moderator, a local radio host, to name "the second best candidate for the Republican nomination."
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Christian right, tea party still wary of front-runner Romney
July 7th, 2011
07:41 AM ET
3 years ago

Christian right, tea party still wary of front-runner Romney

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney seems to have everything going his way. The former Massachusetts governor is certainly ahead of the pack where it counts in fundraising and in many recent polls. He's the front-runner, right?

"Certainly that is where Mitt Romney is now. He's running really a strategy as a front-runner. He's not engaging the other candidates. He's focusing his attacks on Barack Obama. I think that's smart," said Doug Heye, a Republican strategist.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Tea Party movement
DeMint, Tea Party activists to attend 'Tele-TownHall' on nation's budget, debt
July 6th, 2011
07:15 PM ET
3 years ago

DeMint, Tea Party activists to attend 'Tele-TownHall' on nation's budget, debt

(CNN) – South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint – a major booster of the Tea Party movement – is expected to speak with activists about the U.S. budget and the nation's debt ceiling in a "Tele-TownHall" phone conference Wednesday evening.

An email to conservative activists obtained by CNN says DeMint will also discuss the "Cut, Cap & Balance Pledge," a contract that opposes raising the nation's debt ceiling without major spending cuts and a balanced budget amendment.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jim DeMint • Tea Party movement
Tea Party Express: GOP contenders can't win nomination without tea party support
June 13th, 2011
07:56 PM ET
3 years ago

Tea Party Express: GOP contenders can't win nomination without tea party support

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Mere hours before this cycle's first presidential debate in New Hampshire, some key figures in the tea party movement had a message for any Republican presidential hopeful: if he or she thinks they can win the GOP nomination without Tea Party support – think again.

That's the declaration from the Tea Party Express on Monday ahead of the debate, in Manchester, co-sponsored by CNN, WMUR and The New Hampshire Union Leader.
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Pawlenty skipping pre-debate Tea Party rally
May 5th, 2011
02:57 PM ET
3 years ago

Pawlenty skipping pre-debate Tea Party rally

Greenville, South Carolina (CNN) – Tea Party organizers had hoped to have him on the program, but former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty won't be appearing at a hotly-anticipated pre-debate Tea Party rally in downtown Greenville.

The day-long rally being held down the street from the site of the first Republican presidential debate will feature a who's who of South Carolina conservatives, the sort of grassroots activists and elected officials that any GOP presidential contender needs to attract to win the state's pivotal primary early next year.
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Filed under: 2012 • Tea Party movement • Tim Pawlenty
Poll: Tea Party support continues to hurt
April 29th, 2011
11:47 AM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Tea Party support continues to hurt

(CNN) – The Tea Party movement has grown more unpopular among Americans with nearly half now seeing it in an unfavorable light, according to a new poll. The sentiment will be closely watched by both sides of the aisle for its potential influence as the 2012 presidential campaign gears up.

According to a new USA Today/Gallup poll, 47 percent of Americans view the Tea Party movement in an unfavorable light while 33 percent hold a favorable view.
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Filed under: CNN poll • Polls • Tea Party movement
Tea Party: Bring on a government shutdown
April 6th, 2011
02:02 PM ET
3 years ago

Tea Party: Bring on a government shutdown

Washington (CNN) - To the Tea Party movement that helped fuel Republican electoral success last November, a promise is a promise.

So when it became clear last month that House Speaker John Boehner, a conservative GOP hero, was willing to accept far smaller spending cuts for the rest of the current fiscal year than what Republicans pledged in the 2010 election campaign, the Tea Party reaction was both swift and decisive.

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Tea Party activists speak out on budget battle
People belonging to the Tea Party movement convene at a rally at the Texas state capitol during the first day of the 82nd Legislative session on January 11, 2011 in Austin, Texas.
March 31st, 2011
10:19 AM ET
3 years ago

Tea Party activists speak out on budget battle

Washington (CNN) - No surprise here, but many in the Tea Party movement are furious with a possible budget deal between Democrat and Republican lawmakers in Congress.

And the anger is directed not just at congressional Democrats, but also at some Republican leaders in Congress.
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Filed under: Budget • Congress • Tea Party movement
Tim Pawlenty's cup of tea
March 30th, 2011
01:05 PM ET
3 years ago

Tim Pawlenty's cup of tea

Washington (CNN) – Tim Pawlenty's going to be a busy man on April 15, the traditional tax deadline day. The former two-term Minnesota governor and probable Republican presidential candidate will speak at not one, but two, Tea Party movement tax day rallies.

The Greater Boston Tea Party announced Wednesday that Pawlenty will headline their third annual tax day rally, to be held in Boston Common, a park in the downtown section of the city.
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CNN Poll: Unfavorable view of tea party on the rise
Supporters applaud as the U.S. Senate Tea Party Caucus gathers for their first meeting January 27, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
March 30th, 2011
05:30 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN Poll: Unfavorable view of tea party on the rise

Washington (CNN) - Nearly half of all Americans have an unfavorable view of the tea party movement, putting it in the same company as the Democratic and Republican parties, according to a new national poll.

A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday indicates that 32 percent of the public has a favorable view of the two year old anti-tax movement, which also calls for less government spending and a more limited role for the federal government. The 32 percent favorable rating is down five points from December.
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Filed under: CNN poll • Polls • Tea Party movement
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