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Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 11:50am

Georgia Reps Join Tea Party Caucus

Four members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia have joined the fledgling congressional Tea Party Caucus.

Members of the caucus held their first meeting on Wednesday, with Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., as chairwoman.

The Georgia members are Reps. Tom Price of Roswell, Phil Gingrey of Marietta, Paul Broun of Athens and Tom Graves of Ranger.

Gingrey calls the tea party the greatest grass-roots movement he's ever seen. Broun says the caucus expresses the most powerful political force in the country.

Bachman says the caucus has 24 members so far. The caucus pledges to support tea party ideals of less government, lower taxes and strict adherence to the Constitution.