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Tea Party Activists Celebrate Boehner Resignation, Want Conservative Successor

“This is a WIN for the Tea Party movement. We need to point that out,” long time Virginia Tea Party activist Mark Kevin Lloyd tells Breitbart News. As Jenny Beth Martin adds, “What Tea Party Patriots want in the leadership of the GOP – in both chambers of Congress – are men and women who will stand up and fight the Obama Administration’s never-ending efforts to ‘fundamentally transform’ our nation into a country our Founders would not recognize.”

U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) leaves after a media availability at th

Tea Party Activists Support Ben Carson, Say Islamists Pose Threat to Constitution

Tea Party activists from around the country tell Breitbart News that Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who on Sunday criticized surging GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson’s recent statements on the role of Islam in American politics, misses the main point. Tea Party activists who spoke with Breitbart News set forth the view that Islamists pose a threat to the Constitution. Constitutionally limited government is one of the three core values of the Tea Party movement. The other two core values are fiscal responsibility and free markets.

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Exclusive — Dr. Ben Carson Mulls 2016 Run, Says It’s ‘We The People,’ Not ‘We The Politicians’

Neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson tells Breitbart News that he’s seriously considering launching a White House bid in 2016. Carson says that if he runs, he’ll do so as an outsider, not as a politician. To the hundreds of thousands of activists nationwide who are pushing him to run for president, Carson said his message is that, “God’s will is going to be carried out.”

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Exclusive: Sen. Ted Cruz In South Carolina: I’m ‘Very, Very Seriously’ Considering White House Run in 2016

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) tells Breitbart News that he’s “very, very seriously” considering launching a presidential candidacy for 2016. Cruz adds that he thinks a bold conservative needs to win the GOP nomination next time around, or else he fears Democrats are likely to win the White House as they did in 2008 and 2012. Cruz said the “energy and enthusiasm” in South Carolina at the Tea Party convention is “electric” a year out from the GOP primaries for 2016. South Carolina is the first primary state in the south, making it a key stop for Republicans who want to be president.

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2016: Tea Party Afire: South Carolina and Iowa Events Preview Coming Fight With Establishment

Sold out Tea Party events in South Carolina this weekend and Iowa next weekend demonstrate that the conservative grassroots are prepared to put the time and money needed to back a limited government candidate who can win the Republican Presidential nomination in 2016. Cruz once again called for the abolition of the Internal Revenue Service, a call that was also made by Dr. Carson. Carson, who said tax reform was critical, noted that he would support either a fair tax or a flat tax.

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South Carolina Tea Party Convention Exclusive Broadcast

Breibart News Sunday will be broadcasting from the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina from 7PM to 10PM EST. South Carolina is a crucial battleground for Republican candidates leading up to the 2016 Republican nomination for president.

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Exclusive: Trump To Address South Carolina Tea Party Convention

Real estate magnate and potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will test the waters in the nation’s first-in-the-south primary state, South Carolina, this month. He will deliver a keynote address to the South Carolina Tea Party convention in Myrtle Beach. Joe Dugan, the head of the Myrtle Beach Tea Party and organizer of the annual conference, praised Trump—a solid opponent of amnesty—for making the trip down.