Earmark Fight In Senate Pits Tea Partiers Against Establishment GOP | Talking Points Memo

Total opposition to earmarking is a key tea party tenet, and the battle to get Republicans to voluntarily ban it in their ranks is already raging. Establishment leaders like Minority Leader Mitch McConnell — who favor earmarking for its time-honored electoral implications — are clashing with pro-ban Senators led by Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), the body’s tea party hero.

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