Former GOP presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain led hundreds of Tea Party activists Sunday in asserting the conservative movement’s presence before the official start of the Republican National Convention.
“This is what the Tea Party is not,” Bachmann blasted in a fiery address to roughly 500 Tea Party supporters, some dressed in traditional colonial costume. “We are not an unwanted second class political party. We are the conscience of the United States Constitution. And we won’t apologize for that.”
The “Unity Rally 2012,” held inside the Rivers Church in Tampa, was headlined by Tea Party favorites Bachmann and Cain and included speeches from Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz and other like-minded conservatives.
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