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September 12th, 2011
09:42 AM ET

Tonight's debate highlights Tea Party's political influence

As the 2012 GOP presidential candidates look toward the first ever CNN/Tea Party Republican debate, new CNN/ORC polling indicates that Texas Gov. Rick Perry is maintaining his lead in the race for the nomination.

Social Security is certain to be a topic of discussion at tonight's debate, after a battle over the program launched last week between the top two GOP presidential contenders, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry.

This morning on American Morning, CNN contributors Dana Loesch and Alex Castellanos join Ali Velshi in Tampa to talk about what they'll be looking out for in tonight's CNN debate, and what this debate means for the Tea Party's influence.


Filed under: 2012 • GOP • Tea Party
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  1. gerald

    The tea party is filled with mean spirited,self serving,self absorbed people who have yet to realize that Governance is based on compromise.

    September 13, 2011 at 6:34 am |