Well, the 'Tea Party' is an official political party in Florida now. Orlando lawyer Frederic O'Neal registered the new party with the Florida Secretary of State in August, and serves as its chairman.
"The current system has become mired in the sludge of special interest money that seeks to control the leadership of both parties. It's time for real change," said O'Neal in a statement according to Politico.
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