Rock Stars No More

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Remember back in 2010 when immigration hardliners were a special type of rock star in conservative circles? Ever wonder where they are now? TPM’s Eric Lach found a number of those one-time stars that have since been jailed, recalled, disgraced or otherwise diminished in some way. Here’s the accounting.

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Nick Martin is an associate editor at TPM in New York City. He came to the site in 2011 as a reporter for TPMMuckraker. Previously, he worked in Arizona, first as a staff reporter for a local newspaper and later as a freelance journalist. He also ran the news blog Heat City. Contact him at nick@talkingpointsmemo.com

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