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Nevada Tea Party Falling Apart

The GOP presidential race is headed to Nevada, where the facts on the ground may be troubling for candidates like Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum hoping to capitalize on Tea Party support. Since the 2010 midterm elections, Nevada’s Tea Party has all but fallen apart, demoralized and scattered by the loss of its champion, Sharron Angle, to embattled Democratic Sen. Harry Reid. Tea Party activists say their movement has been undone by internal squabbles, and they’ve all but given up on impacting the primary. "They don't even make an effort to coordinate with us anymore," one activist said. A pro-Gingrich super-PAC operative added, “Conservatives in this state just can't figure out how to row in the same direction.”

February 1, 2012 12:05 PM