This Aug. 18, 2010 photo shows Michigan Republican Party Chairman Ron Weiser, in Lansing, Mich. Weiser talks enthusiastically about welcoming tea party supporters into the GOP, but he wasn’t planning to give them his seat at the state convention. Michigan tea party supporters flocked to Republican party meetings across the state this month and won several hundred delegate seats for the Aug. 28 state convention, including Weiser’s. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)