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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Beth Mizell
Rep. Michele Bachmann founded and leads the House Tea Party Caucus, but the Minnesota Republican's presidential bid has won only one endorsement from its five dozen members — putting her well shy of Mitt Romney, who leads the presidential field with eight supporters from the caucus.
Beth Mizell of the Franklinton Tea Party in Louisiana said Rep. Rodney Alexander, her representative, had chosen politics over principle by endorsing Mr. Romney, and fed into the notion that most elected leaders in Washington are seen as "tainted" by their environment.
"Rather than take a stand on principle," she said, "politicians' primary issue is going with what they see as the winner."