When the budget battles started heating up, so did the pressure from the various Tea Party factions, none louder than the Tea Party Express. Its leader, Amy Kremer, came to town to urge Congress to stick to the promise to cut spending. And in interviews she laid out other goals of her growing group. Below are the organization's top five goals for the next election:
3 - Oust President Obama. She feels that the opponent should come from the Republican Party, not a third party which she fears will steal votes from the GOP.
4 - Keep pressure on House Republicans to cut, cut, cut and reach their promise of $100 billion this year.
5 - Push Republicans right. She likes how Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch has become more outspoken on conservative issues and considers him a good model.