After Disappointing 2012, What's Next For Tea Party?



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Tuesday night was a mixed bag for the Tea Party. Their candidate Ted Cruz became the first Hispanic elected to the U.S. Senate from Texas, and they defended a number of seats in the House. But, they also lost some high profile races: Richard Mourdock in Indiana and Joe Walsh in Illinois. Melissa Block talks with Matt Kibbe, president and CEO of FreedomWorks, a conservative group that supports the Tea Party, about its future.

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