Tea Party spoils Democrats' party

Even in Illinois, the US president's seat, Democrats face odds due to conservative movement.

    On Tuesday the US will hold its midterm elections, seen as a referendum on Barack Obama's presidency just two years into his term in office.

    Illinois, Obama's home state, used to be a safe bet for the Democrats - it used to be the president's seat.

    However, this year it is a tight race due in part to a new player on the poltiical scene; the Tea Party Movement.

    Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna reports from Illinois where supporters of the conservative movement are campaigning.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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