After playing kingmaker in the 2010 election cycle, the tea party movement is having a less prominent role in 2012. But its support or opposition could swing some key races and even determine whether Republicans win control of the Senate. Here are six US Senate contests where the tea party could make a difference.
Challenger Matt Bevin lags 22 points behind Sen. Mitch McConnell among Kentucky voters ahead of the GOP primary, but he's cut the gap in half. Enter FreedomWorks, with as much as $500,000 to be used for Bevin.
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