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Tea Party Express reveals details of national bus tour

By Shannon Travis, CNN
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Tea Party Express national tour kicks off in October
  • The tour is a run-up to midterm elections
  • The supports conservative candidates

Washington (CNN) -- The Tea Party Express revealed details of its final bus tour for 2010 on Monday night, setting the stage for some of the final political battles ahead of midterm elections.

The "Liberty at the Ballot Box." tour will begin Monday, October 18, making stops in 28 cities over 15 days, a statement from the group said.

The bus tour will wrap up in Concord, New Hampshire, on Monday, November 1 -- one day before the midterm elections.

Nevada and Texas garner the most interest during the fourth national bus tour by the Tea Party Express since 2009.

Nevada Sen. Harry Reid is a top target for the Tea Party Express as the group hopes to knock off the Senate majority leader and elect Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle.

The tour plans to stop three times in California, while Arizona and Illinois will see two stops each. The bus tour will roll through 13 other states, with a single rally in each.

In the Kentucky Senate race, Republican Rand Paul is the pick of many Tea Party activists as he battles Democratic candidate Jack Conway.

In Illinois, conservatives are savoring the prospect of possibly snatching President Barrack Obama's old Senate seat. In that race, Republican Mark Kirk faces Democrat Alexi Giannoulias.

In Pennsylvania's Senate race, Republican candidate Pat Toomey faces Democrat Joe Sestak. And in Delaware, Republican candidate Christine O'Donnell -- the candidate endorsed by the Tea Party Express -- faces Democratic candidate Chris Coons in a race claim Vice President Biden's old Senate seat.

 
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