Congresswoman Michele Bachmann convened the first official meeting of the Tea Party Caucus for the new 112th Congress on February 28. The gathering provided the first real opportunity to gauge the numerical strength of the Tea Party Caucus in the new session.
The Tea Parties success in last election was measurable, with 85 of 135 of the congressional candidates endorsed by at least one of the national Tea Party factions winning a seat—roughly a 63% winning percentage.
Who’s signed up for Bachmann’s Tea Party Caucus? Where are the districts they represent located? What’s the overlap between the Tea Party Caucus and the anti-immigrant House Immigration Reform Caucus? What are some of the explosive issues driving the Tea Party Caucus? What about the Senate Tea Party Caucus?