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Posted on 07/16/2014 9:11:34 AM PDT by jazusamo
Calling someone the queen of the tea party, may be an odd appellation for a movement that has no leaders.
Sarah Palin was regarded by some as the queen of the tea party. Conservatives immediately rallied around her in 2008, when John McCain tapped her to be the vice presidential nominee. She remained popular, but her role with the tea party exploded after the First Tea Party Convention in Nashville in 2010.
In 2010, Palin held court and made appearances and endorsements. Those endorsements turned out to be very valuable to candidates in 2010. In 2012, she lost a bit of her luster as she toyed with a presidential run and ultimately decided against it. She still made endorsements, though her endorsements were not as influential.
Now in 2014, there is another lady who is taking the lead in the tea party movement. Some are already dubbing her as the queen of the tea party.
Who is it? Its Laura Ingraham.
Ingraham is the firebrand conservative-populist host of a nationally syndicated radio show and is a frequent substitute host on Fox News The OReilly Factor.
In May, she endorsed Dave Brat in his campaign to unseat the House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginias primary. At that time, only one national Tea Party group, Tea Party Nation, had endorsed Brat.
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Very poor choice of words...
“In the upcoming Republican primary for Tennessees U.S. Senate seat, Ingraham has endorsed Joe Carr, the tea party challenger to liberal Sen. Lamar Alexander.
“On Tuesday, the Carr campaign announced that Ingraham would join Carr in Nashville next Tuesday for a campaign appearance.
“Tea Party Nation recently did two polls on the Tennessee race. In May, the polling showed Alexander leading 44-20, with 27 percent undecided. As of last week, the gap has closed, with Alexander leading 43-36, with 10 percent undecided.”