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Tea party favorite and ex-Redskin Clint Didier is trailing Republican Dan Newhouse by just 2 percent as the two battle to succeed retiring Rep. Doc Hastings, a Republican who has represented the 4th District in the center of Washington state since 1995. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., take their places to participate in a Senate race debate with and Republican candidate and Tea Party favorite Rob Maness on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Illustration on premature death pronouncements on the Tea Party by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Illustration on premature death pronouncements on the Tea Party by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Tea Party supporters gather for a rally outside the IRS headquarter in Washington, Tuesday, May 21, 2013. A few dozen tea party activists and their supporters have gathered outside the IRS headquarters in Washington to protest extra scrutiny of their organizations (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Tea Party supporters gather for a rally outside the IRS headquarter in Washington, Tuesday, May 21, 2013. A few dozen tea party activists and their supporters have gathered outside the IRS headquarters in Washington to protest extra scrutiny of their organizations (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Tea party-backed State Rep. Joe Carr hopes to unseat incumbent U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican who is backed by the GOP establishment. Tea party groups are supporting a number of Senate and House races across the country, in including some Kansas and Georgia. (Associated Press)

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Tea party-backed State Rep. Joe Carr hopes to unseat incumbent U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican who is backed by the GOP establishment. Tea party groups are supporting a number of Senate and House races across the country, in including some Kansas and Georgia. (Associated Press)

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Tea party-backed State Rep. Joe Carr hopes to unseat incumbent U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican who is backed by the GOP establishment. Tea party groups are supporting a number of Senate and House races across the country, in including some Kansas and Georgia. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Tea party supporter William Temple of Brunswick, Ga., protests President Obama's health care law outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Thursday, June 28, 2012. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Sen. Thad Cochran, Mississippi Republican, seeking a seventh six-year term, faces a runoff June 24 against a Tea Party-backed rival, whom he won't debate. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Thad Cochran, Mississippi Republican, seeking a seventh six-year term, faces a runoff June 24 against a Tea Party-backed rival, whom he won't debate. (Associated Press)

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Supporters for U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., cheer and wave signs as they wait for comments from his campaign staff, Tuesday, June 3, 2014 in Jackson, Miss. Tea party favorite Chris McDaniel and six-term Cochran dueled inconclusively Tuesday night in Mississippi's Republican primary election. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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Milton Wolf speaks to a Tea Party rally in Kansas on April 28. Photo by Judson Phillips.

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CORRECTS TO MARK FISHER INSTEAD OF CHARLIE BAKER - Mark Fisher, the Tea Party nominee for governor, greets attendees at the Massachusetts Republican state convention in Boston, Saturday, March 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)