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Tea Party Express Reacts to Angle Defeat

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LAS VEGAS -- The Tea Party Express was a big backer of Sharron Angle's failed Nevada Senate bid and a failed Senate challenge in Delaware as well. But the group is claiming success elsewhere across the country.

Tea Party supporters gathered Wednesday morning in Las Vegas, promising to keep Senator Harry Reid's feet to the fire.

The Tea Party is celebrating that Nancy Pelosi is out as Speaker of the House. Now the focus is what they call " firing" Harry Reid by continuing its conservative momentum in the next election two years from now.

The Tea Party Express is taking credit for winning at least 60 seats in the House and seven in the Senate. The party says it is a force to be reckoned with and is only getting stronger as more Americans become frustrated and disenfranchised with the government.

Chairman Amy Kremer says with the national debt out of control, unemployment and health insurance reform shoved down the country's throat, it is time to hold politicians accountable.

"I don't understand why they voted him. You'd have to ask the Nevada people that, but there are other conservatives that will work to make change across the country that will benefit Nevadans as well," she said.

Joe the Plumber, the man who came to fame for grilling then-presidential candidate Barack Obama, was also on hand. He says Americans must put politicians on probation his year. He believes too many are saying one thing at home to get elected and doing another in Washington.

Party officials say their bottom line is all about fiscal responsibility, free market and limited government. They say it is not for Democrats or for Republicans, but for any American that want results.

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