National, State and Local

Professional tea party cashes in


National tea party groups raised $79 million last year but local chapters are struggling to fundraise.  The imbalance is worrisome to some grass-roots tea party activists, who warn that the movement is at risk of becoming dependent on the type of centralized, top-down political structure that contributed to tea partiers’ distaste for both political parties, as well as Washington’s conservative establishment.  Read more at Politico.com

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