A feature on NPR’s All Things Considered in February 2010 looks at the Tea Party movement and its relationship to the Democratic and Republican parties.
“Gonyea: That's correct. And that's not to say that they're being harder on Republicans than they are Democrats. Even though they say they are not affiliated with any party, they see opportunities in pushing Republicans. They want to make sure there are very conservative Republican candidates who would even challenge incumbents in primaries around the country, and that's how they really hope to make their influence felt.”