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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., held off 6 challengers to win the GOP primary outright. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Lindsey Graham Defeats 6 GOP Challengers

South Carolina Senator avoids facing a runoff.

06/10/2014

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks at the Freedom Summit at The Executive Court Banquet Facility on April 12, 2014 in Manchester, N.H. (credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Rand Paul Backs Tea Party Senate Candidate: NC Needs ‘A Dragon Slayer’

North Carolina voters are about to decide who they believe can best challenge Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in November: a state politics insider backed by Mitt Romney or first-time candidates more aligned with the Tea Party and the Christian right.

05/06/2014

The feisty personalities and anti-establishment fervor that fed tea party challenges in recent Republican U.S. Senate primaries are largely missing this year, a troubling sign for Democrats who want the GOP to nominate candidates with limited appeal. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

GOP ‘Civil Wars’ Not Hurting Candidates As Democrats Had Expected

The feisty personalities and anti-establishment fervor that fed tea party challenges in recent Republican U.S. Senate primaries are largely missing this year, a troubling sign for Democrats who want the GOP to nominate candidates with limited appeal.

04/28/2014

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Former SNL Star Victoria Jackson Running For Office In Tennessee

Former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Victoria Jackson is running for office in Tennessee.

02/11/2014

Tea party activists, once unquestioned as a benefit to the Republican Party for supplying it with votes and energy, are now criticizing GOP leaders at seemingly every turn. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

GOP, Tea Party Show Growing Divide

Tea party activists, once unquestioned as a benefit to the Republican Party for supplying it with votes and energy, are now criticizing GOP leaders at seemingly every turn.

09/14/2013

File photo of Tea Party Patriots. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Tea Party Patriots Group Making Stop In Columbia

Another tea party group is spending some time in South Carolina this week.

09/03/2013

File photo of Rep. Mark Meadows.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Tea Party Highlights Split Among NC Republicans

A national tea party effort is highlighting differences among North Carolina Republicans over just how to handle President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

08/27/2013

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley waves on stage during the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Aug. 28, 2012 in Tampa, Fla. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

SC House Approves Bill Criminalizing Enforcement Of ‘Obamacare’

The South Carolina House approved a bill Wednesday criminalizing the implementation of President Obama’s health care law in the state.

05/03/2013

File photo of a Tea Party activist. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

S.C. Tea Party Schedules Convention On Coast

The federal health care law, terrorist threats to America and the nation’s financial situation are among the topics up for discussion at the South Carolina tea party convention.

01/12/2013

Dick Armey

Opinion: Amazing ‘Stupid Things’

Former House Republican Leader Dick Armey criticized GOP candidates for saying “stupid things,” but here is one problem: The 2012 candidates were talking about Republican policy.

12/11/2012

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