(Politico) In the days following last week’s election, Beltway pundits have put a lot of names on the table as “Tea Party casualties,” as if referring to a third political party.

The Tea Party is not a political party; it’s an informal community of Americans who support a set of fiscally conservative issues. And when you take a look at the roster of new fiscal conservatives being sent to Congress next year, it’s clear our issues are winning.

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