Rubio staff, tea party forces treading carefully before Tuesday
February 11th, 2013
03:56 PM ET
1 year ago

Rubio staff, tea party forces treading carefully before Tuesday

Washington (CNN) – Both sides from the dueling responses to the president’s State of the Union speech are treading carefully heading into Tuesday.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, is giving the official Republican response to the president’s speech. Rubio’s colleague, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, will deliver the reaction from the Tea Party Express.

Watch CNN's comprehensive coverage of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address starting Tuesday night at 7 p.m. ET on CNN TV and follow online at CNN.com or via CNN's apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. Follow our real-time State of the Union live blog at cnn.com/conversation.
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Rand Paul to deliver tea party response to Obama, GOP
February 8th, 2013
03:26 PM ET
1 year ago

Rand Paul to deliver tea party response to Obama, GOP

Washington (CNN) – Tea party leaders are turning to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, to deliver their message following President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, a speech that will compete with the official Republican response.

Paul will make his remarks soon after Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, wraps up the GOP response Tuesday night, a Paul spokeswoman confirms to CNN.
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Filed under: Rand Paul • State of the Union • Tea Party
January 3rd, 2013
11:11 AM ET
2 years ago

Calls from tea party for 'consequences' of fiscal cliff vote

(CNN) - Prominent tea party voices are calling for action following the fiscal cliff votes this week in Washington.

Amy Kremer, leader of the group Tea Party Express, said Thursday she is "outraged" over the deal, which was struck between Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Vice President Joe Biden. It allows tax rates on wealthy earners - families earning over $450,000 and individuals earning over $400,000 - to expire while extending the tax breaks passed under President George W. Bush for earners below those thresholds.
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Filed under: Fiscal Cliff • Tea Party • Tea Party Express
Is the tea party ready to deal on fiscal cliff?
December 12th, 2012
08:00 PM ET
2 years ago

Is the tea party ready to deal on fiscal cliff?

Washington (CNN) - For the tea party movement, change is brewing on Capitol Hill.

Florida Republican Rep. Allen West, who rode the conservative wave into the House of Representatives two years ago only to be swept away in November, has already moved out of his office.
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Filed under: Allen West • Congress • Fiscal Cliff • Tea Party
November 8th, 2012
10:42 AM ET
2 years ago

LaTourette: Tea party response to Romney loss is 'crap'

(CNN) – After some tea party leaders blamed Mitt Romney's loss in the presidential election on his lack of conservatism, Rep. Steve LaTourette of Ohio, a moderate Republican who announced his retirement in July, offered sharp criticism to their reaction.

"There's a one-word phrase we use in Ohio for that: Crap. That's nonsense," LaTourette said Thursday on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Ohio • Tea Party
A day after loss, conservatives point fingers
Tea Party Patriots National Coordinator Jenny Beth Martin joins other members of the Tea Party outside the U.S. Supreme Court during the third day of oral arguements over the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act March 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
November 7th, 2012
03:54 PM ET
2 years ago

A day after loss, conservatives point fingers

(CNN) - Following Mitt Romney's loss to President Barack Obama, conservative leaders wasted no time Wednesday offering pointed criticism of the Republican Party and its pick for president.

A coalition of social conservatives and tea party activists gathered in Washington to decry what they described as Romney's failure to represent conservatives on a national level.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Tea Party
Rules fight sparks drama at RNC
August 28th, 2012
07:12 PM ET
2 years ago

Rules fight sparks drama at RNC

Tampa, Florida (CNN) – The Republican National Convention adopted two controversial rules on Tuesday. But a fight over their adoption threw a wrench in the convention's carefully scripted events: pitting the likes of Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann and grassroots activists on one side with Mitt Romney's campaign and establishment Republicans on the other.

The days-long fight reached climax just hours after the Tuesday RNC session began, with supporters of the rules cheering their adoption and opponents booing against them. Moments before, some delegates even laid out angry – yet unsubstantiated – claims of meddling to keep some delegates away from a committee vote.
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Has the tea party 'sold out' to the mainstream GOP?
August 27th, 2012
07:26 AM ET
2 years ago

Has the tea party 'sold out' to the mainstream GOP?

Tampa, Florida (CNN) – Is the tea party changing the Republican Party from the inside - or selling out to the GOP?

As Republicans prepare to officially roll out Mitt Romney as their party's presidential nominee at the Republican National Convention this week, major tea party groups and figures have descended on Tampa, Florida, to schmooze with party bigwigs and rally for Romney.

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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Republican National Convention • Tea Party
Bachmann: 'We're looking at a spiritual hurricane'
August 26th, 2012
08:28 PM ET
2 years ago

Bachmann: 'We're looking at a spiritual hurricane'

(CNN) – Rep. Michele Bachmann tied religion into comments about Florida's severe weather, saying Sunday at a prayer rally that there's "a spiritual hurricane in our land."

The Minnesota congresswoman and former GOP presidential contender made the remarks at the rally in Tampa ahead of the Republican National Convention, the first day of which was canceled due to weather conditions related to Tropical Storm Isaac.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Michele Bachmann • Tea Party
Thompson wins GOP Senate primary in Wisconsin
August 15th, 2012
07:08 AM ET
2 years ago

Thompson wins GOP Senate primary in Wisconsin

(CNN) – Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson won Tuesday's Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in the state.

Thompson's main opponents–businessman Eric Hovde and former Rep. Mark Neumann–conceded after the results came in.
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Filed under: Senate Primaries • Tea Party • Tommy Thompson • Wisconsin
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