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Mitt Romney To Attend First Big Tea Party Rally


While Tea Party Express is not backing or opposing any GOP candidate, president Amy Kremer has been extremely critical of Romney's Massachusetts health care law. Mark Meckler, co-founder of rival group Tea Party Patriots, has also criticized Romney for not distancing himself enough from the law.

Romney, for his part, has generally offered praise for Tea Party activists even as he's avoided openly identifying with the movement.

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