List of politicians affiliated with the Tea Party movement

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The following American politicians are affiliated with the Tea Party movement, which is generally considered to be conservative, libertarian,[1] and populist.[2][3][4] The Tea Party movement is a political movement that advocates reducing the U.S. national debt and federal budget deficit by reducing U.S. government spending and taxes.[5][6] It is not a single, formal political party,[7] but is represented by activist groups such as the Tea Party Patriots and the Tea Party Express. The Tea Party Caucus is the primary vehicle for the movement in Congress.[8]

Alabama[edit]

Arizona[edit]

California[edit]

  • Tom McClintock, Republican U.S. Representative from California's 4th congressional district (2009–present) and a member of the Tea Party Caucus.[11]
  • Ed Royce, Republican U.S. Representative from California's 39th (1993–2003 and 2013–present) and 40th (2003–2013) congressional districts and a member of the Tea Party Caucus.[12]
  • Gary Miller, Republican U.S. Representative from California's 41st (1999–2003) and 42nd (2003–present) congressional districts and a member of the Tea Party Caucus.[10]

Colorado[edit]

Florida[edit]

Georgia[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Indiana[edit]

Iowa[edit]

Kansas[edit]

Kentucky[edit]

Louisiana[edit]

Maryland[edit]

Michigan[edit]

Minnesota[edit]

Mississippi[edit]

Missouri[edit]

Montana[edit]

Nebraska[edit]

New Hampshire[edit]

New Mexico[edit]

North Carolina[edit]

North Dakota[edit]

Oklahoma[edit]

Pennsylvania[edit]

Rhode Island[edit]

South Carolina[edit]

South Dakota[edit]

Tennessee[edit]

Texas[edit]

Utah[edit]

Virginia[edit]

Washington[edit]

West Virginia[edit]

Wyoming[edit]

References[edit]

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