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Former Senator Jim DeMint: ‘The Tea Party needs a new mission’

Published in Blog on July 17, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

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I’m happy to share this exciting news from USA Today.  “The Tea Party needs a new mission,” says Former South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint.  Here’s what it should be:

Former South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, ousted last month as head of the Heritage Foundation think tank, is joining a fast-growing, conservative movement that is pushing states to seek a constitutional convention to rein in federal spending and power.

DeMint, a prominent figure among the Tea Party activists who helped Republicans seize control of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010, will serve as a senior adviser to the Convention of the States Project, providing a jolt to its efforts to marshal grassroots support for a state-led movement to amend the U.S. Constitution.

News of DeMint’s role was provided first to USA TODAY, and a formal announcement is expected Monday.

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