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By Steve King
Topic - Amy Kremer
Amy Kremer, chairwoman of Tea Party Express, has stepped away from her post in order to help the Republican candidate who's challenging Sen. Mitch McConnell for his Kentucky seat.
Infighting has penetrated the highest levels of the House GOP leadership. Long-standing geographic tensions have increased, pitting endangered Northeastern Republicans against their colleagues from other parts of the country. Enraged tea party leaders are threatening to knock off dozens of Republicans who supported a measure that raised taxes on the nation’s highest earners.
Tea party activists in Georgia helped kill a proposed sales tax increase that would have raised billions of dollars for transportation projects. In Pennsylvania, tea partyers pushed to have taxpayers send public-school students to private schools. In Ohio, they drove a referendum to block state health insurance mandates.
Just a year ago, tea party activists came roaring out of the congressional elections eager to shape the looming race for the White House.
Sarah Palin is not the "tea party" movement's undisputed darling. But nobody else has been able to claim the undisputed leadership mantle for these latter-day insurrectionists, either.
"This has been a really difficult decision for me, but the time has come for me to leave the Tea Party Express," Ms. Kremer wrote, on her Facebook page.
Ms. Kremer said she's going to serve as a political consultant to Matt Blevin. the tea party-backed alternative to Mr. McConnell.