The Tea Parties and the Consequences in Congress

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A recent study by the New York Times estimates that about 30 Tea Party candidates have a chance of getting to Congress and eight or so to the Senate. We talk with Tea Partiers and others about where they're coming from and how even a small contingent could have a big influence on Capitol Hill.



  • Kate Zernike - New York Times reporter covering politics - @kzernike
  • Chris Littleton - Littleton and Associates - @clittleton
  • Mark Herr - Organizer, Mid-South Tea Party
  • Jill Lepore - professor of history at Harvard University, staff writer at the New Yorker, and host of the podcasts “The Last Archive” and “Elon Musk: The Evening Rocket.”
  • Larry Sabato - Director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics and editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball. He’s author of “The Kennedy Half Century; The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy.” - @larrysabato
  • Jonathan Alter - MSNBC - @jonathanalter


Warren Olney