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Tea Party House Republicans are slowly vanishing

Former Alaskan Governor and Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin
Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin. Photo: Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The Tea Party movement, which swept Washington and the House majority in 2010 amid anger over a political system they claimed was disconnected from American values, is slowly dwindling, the AP's Lisa Mascaro writes.

Why it matters: "Now, with [Republican] control of the House again at stake this fall and just three dozen of them seeking re-election, the tea party revolts shows the limits of riding a campaign wave into the reality of governing," says Mascaro.