Are the Virginia Tea Party Movement and the Virginia Republican Party all that Different? (Virginia Capitol Connections)

Virginia Flag By Stephen J. Farnsworth and Ellen O'Brien

The harsh nomination contests among Republicans for seats in the state legislature in recent years, as well as the Dave Brat versus Eric Cantor congressional primary last year, suggest that Virginians who belong to the Tea Party movement and those who belong to the Republican Party are locked in mortal combat for the future of conservativism in the Old Dominion.

In fact, Virginians who consider themselves part of the Tea Party movement and Republicans who do not align with the Tea Party agree on a lot more policy matters than those contested GOP nomination battles would indicate.

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