Minnesota Independent: Ellison: GOP and tea party ‘have been fused’

Democrats see the Republican Party’s close ties to the tea party movement as a wedge issue in the November election, and yesterday the DNC held a press conference to drive that wedge a bit deeper. A new DNC video asserting that the GOP and the tea party are “one and the same” echoes a message Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison made at the press event: “There is no doubt that the Republican Party and the Tea Party cause have been fused.”

The video, which includes an image of Rep. Michele Bachmann, founder and chair of the House Tea Party Caucus, was released along with a new website, The Republican Party Contract on America, which outlines the Democrats’ ten-point perspective of what this GOP/tea party fusion stands for:

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