Politics & Government

June 18, 2014 1:59 PM

Despite some 2014 successes, tea party is fading as a brand

He’s just the kind of candidate the tea party likes: deeply conservative, an outsider and a challenge to the Washington establishment. Yet Chris McDaniel rarely utters the words “tea party” as he campaigns against Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., for the GOP Senate nomination.

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