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Monday, September 5, 2011

Tea Party Politics: Groups Jockey For Position And Funding

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at a Tea Party Express rally, on Sunday,in Concord, N.H. (AP)

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at a Tea Party Express rally, on Sunday,in Concord, N.H. (AP)

Tea Party activists are getting plenty of headlines this Labor Day weekend. In New Hampshire, former Vice Presidential GOP nominee Sarah Palin is headlining a Tea Party Express event. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney took part in a Tea Party Express event in New Hampshire yesterday.

But what’s going on behind the scenes as local Tea Party groups jockey with well-funded national organizations for attention and donors.

Guest:

  • Christopher Rowland, Boston Globe Washington bureau chief

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