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Tea Party candidates aren’t poised to win many state primaries in 2014, if any at all–a sign that could indicate the party is losing steam.
Other than one close district in Mississippi, most of the 2014 races favor Republican Party candidates, not those backed by the Tea Party, said Jonathan Weisman,a congressional reporter for The New York Times.
“This is the year when the Tea Party goes on the run,” Weisman said Friday on The Diane Rehm show.
While its candidates may not make it to November’s elections, the Tea Party still has considerable influence on Capitol Hill, said Juliet Eilperin, the White House correspondent for The Washington Post.
That influence will likely factor heavily into debates around immigration reform, as House Speaker John Boehner (R) seeks to pass new legislation.
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