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Cravaack race seen as litmus test for Tea Party influence

Minnesota's Chip Cravaack and Wisconsin's Sean Duffy became symbols of Tea Party influence two years ago by winning Congressional seats in districts that Democrats had help for decades. As the Tea Party tries to solidify its place in Republican politics, many eyes are watching to see if those surprise winners of 2010 can hold onto their seats in Washington.
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Minnesota's Chip Cravaack and Wisconsin's Sean Duffy became symbols of Tea Party influence two years ago by winning Congressional seats in districts that Democrats had help for decades. As the Tea Party tries to solidify its place in Republican politics, many eyes are watching to see if those surprise winners of 2010 can hold onto their seats in Washington.

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