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Notable Tea Party Caucus Losers (Left to Right), Rep. Allen West, Rep. Joe Walsh, Rep. Roscoe Bartlett
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Tea Party Caucus and Election 2012

14 November 2012

Entering 2012, the Tea Party Caucus had 59 members in the House of Representatives. Before the November election, two members retired, two lost in primaries, Todd Akin and Denny Rehberg left the House to run for Senate (and both lost), and Mike Pence left to become governor of Indiana.

Of the 52 remaining Tea Party Caucus members in the general election, 48 won re-election with one more heading for a runoff election. That’s at least a 92% win rate (94% if Landry wins in December).

Notable losses include Allen West of Florida, Joe Walsh of Illinois, and Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland. Many races, including that of Tea Party Caucus chair Michele Bachmann were much closer than in 2010.

None of the four members of the Senate Tea Party Caucus were up for re-election in 2012.

Election Results - Tea Party Caucus Members


First Name

Last Name

State

District

2012 Election Result

Jerry

Moran

Kansas

Senate

N/A

Rand

Paul

Kentucky

Senate

N/A

Jim

DeMint

South Carolina

Senate

N/A

Mike

Lee

Utah

Senate

N/A

Robert

Aderholt

Alabama

4

Win

Trent

Franks

Arizona

8

Win

Wally

Herger

California

2

Retired

Tom

McClintock

California

4

Win

Gary

Miller

California

31

Win

Ed

Royce

California

39

Win

Doug

Lamborn

Colorado

5

Win

Mike

Coffman

Colorado

6

Win

Ander

Crenshaw

Florida

4

Win

Cliff

Stearns

Florida

6

Lost in Primary

Rich

Nugent

Florida

11

Win

Gus

Bilirakis

Florida

12

Win

Dennis

Ross

Florida

15

Win

Allen

West

Florida

22

Loss

Sandy

Adams

Florida

24

Lost in Primary

Lynn

Westmoreland

Georgia

3

Win

Tom

Price

Georgia

6

Win

Paul

Broun

Georgia

10

Win

Phil

Gingrey

Georgia

11

Win

Joe

Walsh

Illinois

8

Loss

Dan

Burton

Indiana

5

Retired

Mike

Pence

Indiana

6

Became Governor

Steve

King

Iowa

5

Win

Tim

Huelskamp

Kansas

1

Win

Lynn

Jenkins

Kansas

2

Win

Steve

Scalise

Louisiana

1

Win

Jeff

Landry

Louisiana

3

Qualified for runoff

John

Fleming

Louisiana

4

Win

Rodney

Alexander

Louisiana

5

Win

Bill

Cassidy

Louisiana

6

Win

Roscoe

Bartlett

Maryland

6

Loss

Tim

Walberg

Michigan

7

Win

Michele

Bachmann

Minnesota

6

Win

Steven

Palazzo

Mississippi

4

Win

Todd

Akin

Missouri

2

Ran for Senate - Lost

Blaine

Luetkemeyer

Missouri

3

Win

Vicky

Hartzler

Missouri

4

Win

Denny

Rehberg

Montana

At-Large

Ran for Senate - Lost

Adrian

Smith

Nebraska

3

Win

Steve

Pearce

New Mexico

2

Win

Howard

Coble

North Carolina

6

Win

Joe

Wilson

South Carolina

2

Win

Jeff

Duncan

South Carolina

3

Win

Mick

Mulvaney

South Carolina

5

Win

Phil

Roe

Tennessee

1

Win

Stephen

Fincher

Tennessee

8

Win

Louie

Gohmert

Texas

1

Win

Ted

Poe

Texas

2

Win

Joe

Barton

Texas

6

Win

John

Culberson

Texas

7

Win

Randy

Neugebauer

Texas

19

Win

Lamar

Smith

Texas

21

Win

Kenny

Marchant

Texas

24

Win

Michael

Burgess

Texas

26

Win

Blake

Farenthold

Texas

27

Win

John

Carter

Texas

31

Win

Pete

Sessions

Texas

32

Win

Rob

Bishop

Utah

1

Win

David

McKinley

West Virginia

1

Win

Last modified on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 23:15
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