The Return of the Tea Party
The New York Times reports on how the Tea party is planning to use its muscle to do to the Senate what it already has done in the House: Push ideological purity over compromise and continue to make 'moderate' a dirty word. And the pressure is growing on Mitt Romney to get on board.
The Times says Ted Cruz - winner of Tuesday's Republican Senate primary in Texas - is poised to give the Tea party movement some intellectual heft, and adds that Cruz has the potential to become a national figure.
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