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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., right, and Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., shake hands at the conclusion of their Senate race debate with 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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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)