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Faces of the Tea Party — In their own words

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Pastor Donald Nunemaker pose for a portrait at this home in Plymouth, Ind. Sunday, October 17, 2010 (James Cheng / msnbc.com) James Cheng / msnbc.com
Tom Grimes, left, joking with his friends Ron and Helene Meyer on the bus to the Stand up Indiana/Stop Obamacare rally on Saturday, October 16, 2010, Indianapolis, Ind. (James Cheng / msnbc.com) James Cheng / msnbc.com
Hursel and Ebony Williams pose for a portrait at the Standing Up Indiiana/Stop Obamacare rally in Indianapolis, Ind., Saturday, October 16, 2010, (James Cheng / msnbc.com) James Cheng / msnbc.com
Kent Hizer at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 360 in Mishawaka, Ind. on Oct. 14, 2010. Hizer is running for the township board in Penn Township of St. Joseph County. James Cheng / msnbc.com
Lenn "Curley" Gapinski, 58, aka George Washington pose for a portrait at his vineyard in Monticello, Ind. Friday, October 15, 2010 (James Cheng / msnbc.com) James Cheng / msnbc.com
Emery McClendon speaking at the "Stand Up Indiiana - Stop Obamacare" rally in Indianapolis, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 16. McClendon, a veteran and a Fed-Ex driver was a key speaker at the rally. (James Cheng / msnbc.com) James Cheng / msnbc.com
The Cosgray family pose for family portrait at their farm outside Monticello, Ind. From left, Nicole, 16, Rachel, 20, mother, Laura, 47, father Sam, 48, Tyler, 25 and his baby, Bella, 4 months old, Amanda, 24 and her husband, Alex, 26. (James Cheng / msnbc.com) James Cheng / msnbc.com
Faith Jones near by her home in Valparaiso, Ind., Oct. 14, 2010. James Cheng / msnbc.com
Anna Kroyman and Jack Van Vulkenburg at a dinner in Monticello, Ind. on Friday, Oct. 15, 2010. Anna and Jack are founding members of the White County Tea Party Patriots. James Cheng / msnbc.com
Christine Murdoch pose for a portrait in front of her home Thursday, October 14, 2010, in South Bend, IN (James Cheng / msnbc.com) James Cheng / msnbc.com
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Emily Daniels canvassing door to door on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010 in South Bend, Ind. Daniels is canvassing for Duane Beals-a Republican trying to oust incumbent Pat Bauer, a Democrat who has served 40 years as a state representative. (James Cheng / msnbc.com) James Cheng / msnbc.com
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Saturday, October 16, 2010, in , IN (James Cheng / msnbc.com) James Cheng / msnbc.com
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Dick Mechling poses for a portrait at this home Wednesday, October 13, 2010, in Lakeville, Ind. James Cheng / msnbc.com