Rep. Mike Pence is unhappy with Republicans who are trash-talking the Tea Party. “I have no doubt that Speaker John Boehner and Republican Leader Eric Cantor and the rest of our leadership will privately, and if needs be, publicly denounce any effort to essentially bad mouth the intentions of Republicans that are simply fighting for fiscal responsibility,” he said yesterday on the “The Hugh Hewitt Show.”
And, speaking of the Tea Party, the Washington Post ponders a question political reporters often find themselves wondering: When does the 'Tea Party' label fit a candidate?
INDIANA: Democrats have a new favorite Republican in Indiana: the Tea Party primary challenger to Sen. Dick Lugar, who could give them an opening to nab the seat back into Democratic control.
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Granite Staters are already feeling the negative economic impact of a late primary season, WGBH writes.
SOUTH CAROLINA: Has the GOP's embrace of political outsiders changed the Palmetto State from a must-win for well-organized candidates to a catapult for insurgents?