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The Tequila Party lives!

Remember back in 2010? After U.S. Sen. Harry Reid won re-election, some of his Hispanic supporters started grumbling about the Democratic Party's lack of appreciation. Not that the demographic didn't get a bunch of credit for the senator's victory over Tea Party darling Sharron Angle, but that the party hadn't done a whole lot for them. The Democrats didn't deliver on promises to overhaul the immigration system and actually increased the number of deportations.

So, several activists in Nevada and Arizona took a page from the Tea Party playbook and decided to start a grassroots movement of their own: The Tequila Party. Along the way, they picked up members from both parties. DeeDee Garcia Blase, the co-president of the Tequila Party, is the former head of the largest Republican group in Arizona. After the passage of SB 1070, she re-registered as an indepedent and joined the Tequila Party, according to the Huffington Post.

The inspiration for the Tequila Party, Fernando Romero of Hispanics in Politics, will meet its current leader tomorrow at a breakfast in downtown Las Vegas. The event, at Dona Maria Mexican Restaurant, starts at 7:45 a.m. and costs $12 ($5 for students). They'll be talking about the upcoming election and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. It should be an interesting way to start the day.