**FILE** Tea Party Patriots National founders and coordinators Mark Meckler (left) and Jenny Beth Martin take part in a news conference Sept. 21, 2010, at the National Press Club in Washington to announce that the organization received a major donation. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Tea Party Patriots National founders and coordinators Mark Meckler (left) and Jenny Beth Martin take part in a news conference Sept. 21, 2010, at the National Press Club in Washington to announce that the organization received a major donation. (Associated Press)