The tea party has been at the forefront of the anyone-but-Mitt Romney campaign but has not yet curbed his momentum. If the movement fails to propel tea-party favorite Newt Gingrich to victory in South Carolina, its clout could come into question.
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Brooke Wang, of Plano, Texas, open carries a rifle while joining a very small group of counter protesters, as hundreds rally nearby in support of immigrant and refugee communities in downtown Dallas on Saturday.