List of Tea Party politicians

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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] It is not a single, formal political party,[5] 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.[6]

A politician can be in the list only if a reliable source states that the politician is affiliated with a tea party organization or movement.[7] The source must use wording which clearly means membership or affiliation, but the words "membership" or "affiliation" are not required. With the provisos that:

Contents

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

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  7. ^ This criterion was established by a Request for Comment in August/September 2012 in this list's talk page.
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