Tea Party Lawmakers Welcome Themselves To D.C.

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Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), shown speaking to the Values Voter Summit in Washington in September, has new clout in the Republican Party after backing conservative candidates in the midterm elections. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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DeMint Increases Clout By Banking On Conservatives

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Write-In Ballot Count Begins In Alaska Senate Race

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