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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Tea Party Marylanders Want Focus On Fiscal Issues
TAMPA, Fla. - Maryland tea party supporters will try to use this week's Republican National Convention to shift the focus away from more divisive social issues to their message of fiscal responsibility, conservative leaders said.
But both locally and nationally, social issues continue to compete for the spotlight with the election's top issue: the economy.
At the state level, Maryland tea party groups said they are focusing their efforts on defeating several social issue referendums on the Nov. 6 ballot, including legalizing same-sex marriage and allowing some undocumented immigrants to pay in-state college tuition.