May 14th, 2014
11:41 AM ET
4 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
May 13th, 2014
11:46 PM ET
4 months ago

Tea party wins Nebraska; WV to elect first woman senator

(CNN) –Ben Sasse, a tea party favorite, has emerged Tuesday as the winner in a crowded GOP primary battle for a U.S. Senate seat in Nebraska.

Sasse will be considered the favorite over Democratic trial attorney David Domina in the heavily Republican state's November general election. The winner of that race will succeed retiring GOP Sen. Mike Johanns.

Nebraska gubernatorial race: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, the head of the Republican Governors Association, issued a statement Wednesday congratulating Pete Ricketts on his win for the Cornhusker state's Republican gubernatorial primary, beating out six other candidates.

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Filed under: GOP • Nebraska • Senate Primaries • Tea Party • West Virginia
Tea party members in North Carolina might give up on national races
May 7th, 2014
04:58 PM ET
5 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
North Carolina tea party pushes back against establishment
Jane Bilello, chairwoman of the Asheville tea party
May 5th, 2014
07:37 PM ET
5 months ago

North Carolina tea party pushes back against establishment

Asheville, North Carolina (CNN) - On the eve of North Carolina primary balloting, the state tea party is not backing down, despite reports the Republican establishment is fighting to "humiliate" and win big.

Will the tea party be humiliated in the primaries?

"The establishment – they want to keep their turf and they look at us as a threat," Jane Bilello, chairman of the Asheville Tea Party, told CNN on Monday.

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Filed under: 2014 • North Carolina • Tea Party
Tea party says OFA remake of its symbol is trolling
March 25th, 2014
12:00 PM ET
6 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
March 10th, 2014
12:20 PM ET
7 months ago

Tea Party pushes back against McConnell

(CNN) - The leaders of some national tea party groups aren't taking kindly to tough talk by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The top Senate Republican, who's running for re-election this year, said over the weekend that he's not concerned about facing a tea party supported primary challenger back home in Kentucky.

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Filed under: 2014 • Kentucky • Mitch McConnell • Senate Primaries • Senate Republicans • Tea Party
Top tea party group celebrates five years
February 27th, 2014
10:28 AM ET
7 months ago

Top tea party group celebrates five years

Updated 2:46 p.m. ET, 2/27/2014

Washington (CNN) – The Tea Party Patriots, one of the largest groups in the grassroots conservative movement, hosted a fifth anniversary celebration Thursday in the nation's capital, marking five years of change in the country's political climate.

With a string of speakers, the event focused on the movement’s milestones, such as the 2010 takeover of the House of Representatives and the re-energizing effect the tea party had on right-leaning political activists.

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Filed under: Michele Bachmann • Mike Lee • Rand Paul • Tea Party
February 14th, 2014
04:32 PM ET
7 months ago

Texas tea partier wants GOP on Cruz control

Washington (CNN) - There are political upstarts, rebels with and without a cause, and then there's Ted Cruz.

The first-term Republican senator from Texas has achieved the rare notoriety of having almost everyone in Washington mad at him, at least for now.

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Filed under: Tea Party • Ted Cruz • Texas
January 29th, 2014
12:49 AM ET
8 months ago

Tea Party SOTU Response: ‘Obamacare is an inequality Godzilla'

Washington (CNN) - Utah Sen. Mike Lee blamed big government for growing inequality in America, calling Obamacare an “inequality Godzilla.”

Lee’s comments came during his Tea Party response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night.

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Filed under: Mike Lee • President Obama • State of the Union • Tea Party
Sen. Ted Cruz gets a coloring  book
December 9th, 2013
03:09 PM ET
10 months ago

Sen. Ted Cruz gets a coloring book

(CNN) – For about five bucks, kids can now color while learning about Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.

The St. Louis-based Really Big Coloring Books, Inc. published "Ted Cruz to the Future," an "educational" activity and comic book for kids featuring the freshman Senator from Texas and tea party favorite.
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Filed under: Tea Party • Ted Cruz
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