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Tea party leaders celebrate a session with limited victories

full.jpgTea party leaders are cheering one of the most conservative legislative sessions in recent history, even if it was only a fraction of what they wanted.

They claim significant victories on the budget, pension reform and health care, but most of their proposals failed to pass the Republican-controlled House and Senate.

Organizers in the conservative movement parrot Gov. Rick Scott when asked to summarize the session, saying progress was made and more will be accomplished next year.

But while some tea party leaders talk about learning the give and take of the legislative process, others already have identified Republicans to target in the 2012 elections.

Story here.

[Last modified: Saturday, May 21, 2011 12:01pm]


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