House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is not the only GOP leader in Washington with a Tea Party problem.
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) is coming under some Tea Party pressure of his own in the debate over deficit reduction and raising the debt limit.
Tea Party-backed lawmakers are pushing McConnell to insist on passage of a balanced budget amendment in exchange for allowing an increase in the debt limit. [...]
They’re pushing McConnell to sign the cut, cap and balance pledge, which has the support of dozens of conservative activist groups. They include a slew of Tea Party groups and organizations that work closely with the Tea Party, such as FreedomWorks and Americans for Prosperity.
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