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Deep In the Heart of Crazy

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Medina is where things get really interesting. She's a tea party candidate who has shown herself to be favorably disposed toward 9/11 Truthers and Obama Birthers. And now we learn that she's making an appearance this weekend in San Antonio with the leading lights of a group of state nullificationists called the "Oath Keepers." Real fringe stuff.

But for all her associations with the fringe, media in polling around 20 percent and is with striking distance of Hutchison for second place. Worth keeping an eye on this one.

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