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Bachmann to start Tea Party Caucus

Rep. Michele Bachmann has filed paperwork to start the House Tea Party Caucus.

WASHINGTON — Rep. Michele Bachmann today filed paperwork to form the House Tea Party Caucus.

The organization, she said, will be devoted to the Tea Party’s principles of “fiscal responsibility, adherence to the Constitution, and limited government.”

“This caucus will espouse the timeless principles of our founding, principles that all Members of Congress have sworn to uphold,” Bachmann said in a statement. “The American people are doing their part and making their voices heard and this caucus will prove that there are some here in Washington willing to listen.”

Dozens of caucuses exist currently, covering everything from mental health to microbrews.

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The Tea Party caucus would be formed as a House member organization, open to members from either party.