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Tea party split among crowded field in GA Sen race

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By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY
Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's active tea party crowd has yet to unite behind a candidate in the crowded GOP race for U.S. Senate.

Tea party activists are just as divided as the rest of the Republican electorate. A big reason is the evolution of the tea party itself, with activists now weighing which conservative candidate stands the best chance of being elected in the fall.

Sal Russo, chief strategist for the Tea Party Express, says "electability is now an important factor for us."

Tea party activists welcome Rep. Paul Broun's message of small government and individual liberty, but some have decided to back former Secretary of State Karen Handel.

The race in Georgia is one of the most closely watched this year as Republicans make a push to seize control of the Senate.

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