I dont believe that it would make very much of an impact. essentially its a bunch of law abiding, tax paying, least threatening citizens who gather together to say that they will be voting republican in the next election. there is no threat of them doing anything to up set the social order, even though they are mad about government spending and higher taxes, they are still paying them.
I like the tea party movement, and have been a ron paul supporter for several years now, and while many people have rallied to the cause this past year (mostly because of their dislike for obama) I am not convinced that they would support a tea party candidate in an election year. is anyone actually backing Debra Medina for governor?