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When South Carolina senator Jim DeMint made the stunning announcement that he would resign from Congress to lead conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation, it represented a major blow to the beleaguered Tea Party movement. Not long ago the dominant force in the Republican Party, the group now struggles both in the polls and at the ballot box.
But DeMint’s departure may be the least of the right wing’s problems. Here are five more signs that the Tea Party’s time may be up: