The 2010 election cycle hasn’t started off the way Tea Partiers had wanted. Tea Party candidates have yet to make a serious challenge in any primaries, with the biggest disappointment in Texas with Debra Medina. Tea Party supporters argue that the movement’s early failures are due to growing pains, which are felt by all new political movements. However, anyone watching the Tea Party movement knows they have a serious problem. Tea Party candidates aren’t raising the money that is necessary to make a legitimate challenge in a large-scale race. If these candidates don’t figure out how to raise more money, the movement as a political party will fall off.
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