FILE - In this July 27, 2011, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks in Pataskala, Ohio. The tea party is here to stay. The two-year-old ... more 
FILE - In this July 27, 2011, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks in Pataskala, Ohio. The tea party is here to stay. The two-year-old phenomenon’s muscular role in the debt-ceiling crisis made that clear. Now the GOP establishment wonders if the grassroots movement will power Republicans to new victories in 2012, or dash them on the rocks of unbending ideology. One thing is obvious. The tea party continues to reshape the Republican Party. Once-moderate lawmakers are shifting sharply right, fearing primary challenges more than Democratic opponents. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Jay LaPrete, File
Fri, Aug 5, 2011 1:20 PM EDT