Tea Partiers Looking to Build Conservative Coalition on Capitol Hill
The Tea Party movement has earned a sizeable voice in Congress after two tumultuous years in the making, and it’s moving quickly to carve out a foothold in Washington before the next session begins in January.
Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann, a Tea Party darling who moved to create a House caucus for the movement over the summer, is planning to run for a top-ranking leadership position, according to a colleague. Rand Paul, the winner of the Kentucky Senate contest, said Wednesday that he wants to form a bicameral Tea Party caucus…
…”Americans don’t understand why we have to balance our own family budget and Congress doesn’t. It just doesn’t make any sense to us,” Paul told Fox News. “We have to do something to get our fiscal house in order.” click here for article