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LA Times: GOP worries about ‘tea party’ candidates’ broad appeal

by Lisa Mathias

Los Angeles Times’ Kathleen Henessy writes about how more non-politicians are entering themselves as candidates for this year’s election, many of whom are aligning with the tea party. The Winston Group’s David Winston commented on the need for tea party and for GOP members to work together, especially to win over independent voters:

“This isn’t a college debate about who made the best points,” said Republican strategist David Winston, who has seen tea party candidates rising as they focus their arguments on deficit spending and federal overreach. “If they’re going to win races, they have to prove they can build a coalition.”

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