Some Tea Party activists hope to shift from organizing political rallies to winning elections. What’s behind the movement’s appeal and its potential political impact.


  • Brendan Steinhauser Director, Federal and State Campaigns FreedomWorks
  • Rick Perlstein author of "Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America" and "Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus."
  • Grover Norquist president, Americans for Tax Reform
  • John Avlon senior political columnist, The Daily Beast and author of "Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America"
  • Judson Phillips Organizer, the National Tea Party Convention

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