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July 17, 2010

Michelle Bachmann Forms Tea Party Caucus Within The House

This is good in a bunch of ways.

Republicans have been wrangling for more than a year over how exactly to handle the tea party movement, but now Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is bringing them under the big tent.

The House Administration committee, which usually takes days to approve something of this nature, approved Bachmann's request to create a House Tea Party Caucus in a day. It will certainly give the national movement a more official voice within the House Republican Conference.

....Republican leaders have flirted with the tea party — often appearing at rallies — but there has been no consensus over exactly how to include the movement within the party.

She has to be watchful about who she lets in, obviously. There are a lot of Republicans who'd love to be in this caucus but simply do not meet the entry requirements.

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