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      TIFTON, Ga. (AP) - Fired up and fiercely independent, the tea party in Georgia is a giant unknown heading into a frenetic election season in Georgia.


      Tea party activists estimate that well over 100,000 Georgians are part of their burgeoning movement. There are about 63 Georgia chapters - believed to be the largest of the tea party groups in the state.


      Tea party groups are raising money, recruiting candidates and holding educational seminars. They're hosting several debates in the 12-person gubernatorial contest.


      Tea party groups are looking for candidates to run against U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop. He's a Democrat in Southwest Georgia who voted for federal health reform.

Atlanta Tea Party Patriots will also offer an endorsement in the May 11 special election to replace U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal in North Georgia.

 

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