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July has been a volatile month for the Tea Party. The movement has recently been weathering charges of racism from the NAACP, but it also achieved a new level of legitimacy as the House of Representatives approved the Tea Party Caucus. In addition, a Gallup poll released earlier this month says that 30 percent of Americans identify as Tea Party supporters. That support is translating into big fundraising numbers for several prominent Tea Party-affiliated candidates.