Tea Party Patriots co-founder says activists lining up behind Newt

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Another tea party leader says she sees signs that grassroots conservative activists are getting behind Newt Gingrich in the Palmetto State ahead of Saturday’s primary.

“I think in South Carolina, from what I’m hearing, a lot of the tea party people are behind Newt,” Jenny Beth Martin told The Daily Caller during a brief interview in the spin room after Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate.

TheDC reported Thursday that other tea party leaders are saying similar things about the former House Speaker. One hundred tea party leaders from 25 states endorsed Gingrich on Thursday.

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