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Indiana Tea Party Groups Send Message of Unity

Tea Party Groups from across Indiana are trying to send a message of unity.

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Indiana Tea Partiers are hoping to select a candidate for the 2012 senate race who could replace Republican Richard Lugar.

Tea Party groups from across Indiana are trying to send a message of unity. About 200 members of more than 70 groups spent this weekend brainstorming ideas. Greg Fettig with Hoosiers for Conservative Senate 2012 says the Tea Party does have a difficult road ahead with focusing their intentions.

“The Tea Party has once been described as trying to get them in one room is like trying to herd cats,” says Fettig. “They’re all type A personalities by and large so everyone has their own issues they want to work with…their own territory they’re comfortable with.”

Fettig says the ultimate goal is to back one candidate in next years senatorial race. He says while Tea Partiers do respect Senator Richard Lugar, his politics have gotten away from core conservative values. Fettig says the Tea Party wants to be able to put forward one candidate as not to split the vote. Fettig says Hoosier Tea Party groups would ideally like to caucus sometime this summer.

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