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Ballotpedia:Tea Parties and State Legislatures

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Tea Parties and State Legislatures is a research project facilitated by Ballotpedia's staff to investigate the extent to which political engagement in 2010 that can generally be defined as part of the "Tea Party" movement is making itself felt at the level of state legislative elections in 2010.

Nationally, the media has a keen interest in identifying and analyzing the extent to which the Tea Party movement might be a factor in November's elections for U.S. Congress.

At Ballotpedia, we'll be collecting some statistics and information to assess whether whether and where Tea Party activists are getting involved electorally at the more local level of state legislative elections. Over 6,100 state senate and state house seats are up for grabs on November 2 in 46 states.

Partisan composition

The Tea Party movement is for the most part officially non-partisan. That said, when it comes to electoral politics, those engaged in the Tea Party movement tend to favor Republicans over Democrats.