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September 13, 2011 From his hostility to Social Security, to his mandating of HPV vaccinations of 12-year-old girls in Texas, to how much credit he really deserves for his state's economic growth, Perry had to endure repeated thwacks to his 11-year record as governor during the two-hour presidential debate.
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July 27, 2011 The outcome of the debt-ceiling fight might still be uncertain inside the Capitol, but many of the Republican speakers who spoke at a Wednesday noon-hour Tea Party rally outside, including U.S. Senators Jim DeMint (SC), Mike Lee (UT) and Rand Paul (KY), were already claiming a measure of victory.
Lugar, in the Senate 34 years, faces a strong Tea Party challenge in next year's GOP primary.
February 25, 2011 Richard Lugar, Indiana's longest serving senator, has been considered a reliable conservative during much of his 34 years in office. But not everyone agrees, and he faces a potentially serious Tea Party challenge in next year's primary.
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February 9, 2011 The Utah senator told Tea Party activists he appreciated their role in taking "America back." Hatch has been targeted by the grassroots movement and is trying to avoid the fate of his former colleague from Utah, Bob Bennett, who was defeated in his re-election effort by the Tea Party.
December 17, 2010 The Tea Party Express role as a host of the Republican presidential debate was hailed as validation. But a major player in the Tea Party Express is Sal Russo, a long-time Republican strategist involved in major campaigns.
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