News (AP) - Efforts continue to block 'Tea Party' from ballot

LANSING (AP) -- Tea party activists and Republicans are filing suit to try and keep a group calling itself "The Tea Party" off Michigan's November ballot.

The suit filed Tuesday with the Michigan Court of Appeals says the organization didn't follow state laws on conventions and candidate nominations.

Republicans say "The Tea Party" group trying to make the ballot is a fake aimed at hurting them by drawing away votes from legitimate GOP candidates.

"The Tea Party" isn't certified for the ballot. The group is expected to sue asking to be placed on the ballot.

Republican Oakland County Clerk Ruth Johnson requested an investigation Tuesday into what she says may be fraud in Tea Party candidate nominations.

Published: Thu, Aug 26, 2010