Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Richard Pacelle, professor of political science at the University of Tennessee, to find some answers.
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.