From Texas Standard:
The first three Republican contenders for president — Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and now Marco Rubio, all have Tea Party ties. Rubio is the latest to announce candidacy and, despite being considered a Tea Party darling not long ago, his current views on immigration have driven a wedge between the two.
The big question is: Is the unchanging tea party movement in the final throes of death?
Jennifer Rubin, a blogger at The Right Turn for the Washington Post, joins the Standard to look at the influence of the tea party in the upcoming GOP primaries.