The Tea Party Factor On Primary Day
As New Hampshire voters cast their ballots in today’s presidential primary, where’s the Tea Party? Back in 2010 they stormed into Concord, with Tea Party-backed candidates winning a big majority of seats in both house of the state legislature.
Back then, more than four in 10 of those who went to the polls expressed support for the populist movement. But today, The Tea Party’s influence appears to be on the wane in New Hampshire. It failed to coalesce around a presidential candidate ahead of today’s first-in-the-nation primary. So what happened?
- Jack Kimball, former chairman, New Hampshire Republican Party
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