Tea party supporters packed a Phoenix convention center Saturday to hear from two possible contenders for next year's Republican presidential nomination — an election the conservative populist movement is determined to shape after helping the GOP to big gains in the midterm elections.Read More »
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Antsy for results, tea party supporters gathered for a weekend strategy summit say they're intent on making sure the Republicans they helped return to power last fall live up to promises to dramatically change course in Washington.Read More »
Tea party members are gathered in Phoenix for three days of meetings to push reforms and back Republicans.Read More »
Many Republicans are concerned about Morrissey's ability to do what is required as chairman, especially in the fundraising arena.Read More »
From the pews of a north Phoenix church on Saturday, Arizona Republicans voted to give the reins of the state party’s power to a grass-roots Tea Party member.Read More »
A federal judge in Phoenix has ruled that Maricopa County voters can wear "tea party" T-shirts into polling places in Tuesday's general election.Read More »
If little things win elections, then Gosar’s campaign strategy may be right on target. The Flagstaff dentist has spent the past several months traveling across one of the most expansive and diverse congressional districts in the nation, sometimes making speeches, sometimes handing out campaign flyers, but mostly just shaking hands and assuring voters that he is one of them.Read More »
Though her appearance was announced only hours before, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin drew several hundred tea party activists to a rally on the Arizona Capitol lawn Oct. 22.Read More »
There's reportedly a settlement in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a Coconino County woman who wants to wear a tea party T-shirt when going to vote on Nov. 2.Read More »
What began last year as rallies to protest government spending has emerged as a political force that could influence elections across the nation.
Despite the lack of central tea party organization and some internal disagreement, three basic principles unite them: fiscal responsibility, limited government and support of a free market.