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Real News From The Blaze': Tea Party vs. The Establishment 2012


The last election cycle the Tea Party dominated media coverage and ballot results. This year, the movement appears a shell of itself; failing to bring a strongly Tea Party-backed presidential candidate far in the GOP primary, fractioning endorsements from Tea Party legislators to Tea Party candidates, and having little to show in terms of policy from the class of freshman Republicans in Congress that road the Tea Party to office in 2010. While Tea Party candidates may have "establishment" senators in tough primary battles in Utah with Sen. Orrin Hatch and Indiana with Sen. Dick Lugar, the incumbents have received support from GOP legislators who have previously been sympathetic to the Tea Party cause, like House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor announcing support for Lugar.

Brendan Steinhauser of FreedomWorks joined "Real News" Thursday to discuss the status of the Tea Party, and the movement's fight against the establishment in 2012.

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