The Tea Party hasn't been making headlines recently, but in the Indiana Republican primary Tuesday, six-term Senator Dick Lugar may be unseated by a much more conservative candidate. Richard Mourdock, currently the state's treasurer, has a Tea Party backing that's given him a ten-point lead in the polls. In 2010, the Indiana Tea Party split three ways, and Dan Coats, a Republican candidate that the Tea Party considered too moderate, won the election. During 2012's election cycle, Mourdock's success is a testament to the group's newfound unity.
Mary Beth Schneider, a political reporter at the Indianapolis Star, discusses her expectations for Tuesday.