Tea Party schism

Mike Riggs Contributor

Money money money:

Bill Hemrick, a wealthy conservative and founder of the Upper-Deck baseball trading card company, filed suit Wednesday against Judson Phillips, founder of the Tea Party Nation and organizer of the February convention held in Nashville.

Hemrick loaned Phillips half of Palin’s $100,000 speaking fee to secure the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate as the convention’s keynote speaker on the condition that he could be a part of Phillips’ developing political action committee.

Hemrick said that after Phillips took the money, he backed out of the committee deal, and then barred Hemrick from attending the convention and Palin’s speech.

H/t Alex Pappas