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Tea Party Patriots Leader Named To Time's Top 100

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The unassuming Martin was an early responder to Rick Santelli's famous rant, and now acts as one of two group's national co-ordinators and spokespeople -- though she routinely stresses the leaderless, bottom-up nature of the movement.

As we've reported, this advocate for smaller government and lower taxes has had tax problems of her own, after her husband's business ran into trouble in recent years -- not that Time mentions it.