tea party

Texas Politics
4:00 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Does the tea party really want to limit government?

Republican State Sen. Dan Patrick is known to have conservative grassroots political views that are shared with the tea party.
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For many in the Republican establishment, the ongoing flirtation with conservative grassroots over the last few years began to look a little like a walk of shame after Tuesday’s emergence of state Sens. Dan Patrick and Ken Paxton as front-runners in their respective runoffs against Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and state Rep.

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2014 Elections
4:24 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

For Tea Party targets, enthusiasm no match for funds

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As the Republican primary results poured in Tuesday evening, a general rule of thumb emerged in races featuring Tea Party insurgents challenging Republican incumbents: Money matters.

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