Debbie Dooley, co-founder of the Atlanta Tea Party, sets out signs and waits for returns where T-SPLOST opposition groups gather for a election night watch at Hudson Grille in Atlanta on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. This and other battles are evidence of the latest phase of the conservative movement, influencing state and local policy, perhaps more effectively than on a national level. (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 where T-SPLOST opposition groups gather for a election night watch at Hudson Grille in Atlanta on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. This and other battles are evidence of the latest phase of the conservative movement, influencing state and local policy, perhaps more effectively than on a national level. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton)