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Sen. Jim DeMint speaks to the Values Voter Summit, sponsored by the Family Research Council, on Sept. 17, 2010, in Washington. With his hefty campaign account and staunch conservatism, Mr. DeMint has used the midterm elections to vault from first-term U.S. senator to rainmaker of the nation's tea party. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Photo by: Jacquelyn Martin
Sen. Jim DeMint speaks to the Values Voter Summit, sponsored by the Family Research Council, on Sept. 17, 2010, in Washington. With his hefty campaign account and staunch conservatism, Mr. DeMint has used the midterm elections to vault from first-term U.S. senator to rainmaker of the nation's tea party. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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