WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - Since the Tea Party first emerged in American politics, they've presented a large unified front where the constitution is put first. Recently the candidates that share their same values were officials in large numbers across the country and in South Carolina.
Now with the South Carolina primary more than a week a way, six candidates are still in the running and not one single candidate is a Tea Party candidate.
"I don't think there's a single candidate that will have all the Tea Party support. I think there is aspects of each candidate I think that we find appealing and aspects of each candidate that we don't," said Larry Kobrovsky who ran as a Tea Party congressional candidate two years ago.
He said it would be almost impossible for every Tea Party member to unite under one candidate for this election.
"No single person can speak for the Tea Party. It's a movement of people, conservatives who believe in protecting the constitution and defending system of free enterprise," Kobrovsky said.
Kobrovsky said the Tea Party does share one common goal with all of the candidates.
"I think we are united in the effort to want to defeat Obama, that's also very important to us," said Kobrovsky.
Presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum are scheduled to address the South Carolina Tea Party in Myrtle Beach at their Coalition Convention. Kobrovsky said it could be a long debate over Tea Party issues.
"A great concern about our federal debt and what that is going to do about our country now and in the future. and the naturalization of our health care system and industry and our education," said Kobrovsky.