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Tea Party Candidates Get Some Surprising Help

This flyer was put out by Iowans for Responsible Government, a group funded by the Democratic Governorâ
This flyer was put out by Iowans for Responsible Government, a group funded by the Democratic Governor's Association.

In a handful of hotly-competitive races, Tea Partiers are running as third-party candidates. As CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson reports, Democrats are doing what they can to help them - hoping they'll siphon votes away from the Republican.

Never perhaps have there been stranger political bedfellows. In Nevada, a pro-Harry Reid group -- he's the Senate's lead Democrat -- promotes a little-known Tea Party candidate running against Reid: Scott Ashjian.

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    Sharyl Attkisson is a CBS News investigative correspondent based in Washington.