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Doug Hodge, a retired sheriff's deputy, said he is concerned about the nation's debt and what it will mean to future generations. "They will pay for our excesses," said Hodge, left, as he joined others in the Trailways parking lot Thursday in Montevideo for the community's first ever tea party. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Montevideo tea partiers have message for D.C.

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MONTEVIDEO -- Carrying signs, flags and even dressed in red, white and blue, some three to four dozen people joined Montevideo's first-ever public tea party Thursday at the busy intersection of highways 212 and 7.

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"We want to send a message to Washington that we've had enough," said Lyle Henning, one of the organizers.

There were no speakers or political candidates at the event, and pointedly so, according to Henning.

"This is the people's tea party."

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