Tea Party Groups Hope To Create 'Farm Teams' On School Boards06:45
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A participant in the Tea Party rally holds a sign in Omaha, Neb. in 2010. (AP)
A participant in the Tea Party rally holds a sign in Omaha, Neb. in 2010. (AP)

Tea Party groups had great success getting lawmakers elected to Congress in 2010, and now some groups are targeting local elections.

Tea Party groups in several parts of the country are trying to get their candidates elected to school boards. Christina Samuel of Education Week reports that some Tea Party organizers feel that they can make a bigger difference by focusing on local issues. Others are hoping to create a "farm team" of candidates for future national elections.

This segment aired on April 11, 2011.

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