Understanding Illinois: Tea Party Percolates in Princeton

NowlanJuly 2, 2014

By Jim Nowlan
Outside Columnist

In the wake of the recent stunning defeat of U.S. House leader Eric Cantor by an anti-Establishment conservative, interest in the Tea Party has been revived.

I report here on my recent visit with a small, amiable yet determined group of Tea Party activists in Princeton, Illinois, one of about 70 such local groups in the state. I promised to let them define themselves, without my editorial observations.

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