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Romney Protested at Tea Party Rally

Is the Tea Party splintering? The Tea Party protest movement got a few protesters of their own Sunday when around 25 people turned out Sunday to speak out against Mitt Romney’s appearance at a Tea Party Express rally. Here’s the catch: the protesters were apparently angry the group invited Romney at all, given his record as Massachusetts governor. “When you come to less government, which the Tea Party stands for, how could you possibly explain that with Romneycare?” said protester Tim Carter, the leader of the Lakes Region Tea Party in New Hampshire. Romney was speaking at a stop on the Tea Party Express tour, which had invited all the Republican candidates to speak at stops along the route, in the lead-up to the presidential debate the group sponsors on Sept. 12.

September 4, 2011 9:53 PM