Tea Party protesters gather at Arkansas Capitol steps

LITTLE ROCK, AR (AP) - Tea Party activists are gathering at Arkansas' Capitol to mark tax day and to protest what they call out-of-control spending by the federal government.

Conservative author Dick Morris was expected to address a rally on the Capitol steps to mark the filing deadline for federal taxes. The rally was 1 of many held around the state and country on Thursday.

Tea Party activists in Arkansas have aimed much of their anger at incumbents, including Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln. Eight Republicans are running for Lincoln's seat, and Lincoln is fending off a challenge in the May 18 primary from Lt. Gov. Bill Halter.

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