Debbie Dooley, co-founder of the Atlanta Tea Party, sets out signs and waits for returns as groups opposing a proposed sales tax increase that would have raised billions of dollars for transportation projects gather for a election night watch at Hudson Grille in Atlanta on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton)

Photo by: Curtis Compton

Debbie Dooley, co-founder of the Atlanta Tea Party, sets out signs and waits for returns as groups opposing a proposed sales tax increase that would have raised billions of dollars for transportation projects gather for a election night watch at Hudson Grille in Atlanta on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton)