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  •  be careful (6+ / 0-)

    This group is pretty much primarily responsible for Ted Cruz and the entire shutdown.  If only the crackpots vote in the primary, as was the case in Texas, and the funding from this anti-US organization is as great, there will be another Senator who is just there to maximize the ability to gain personal profit.

    •  But TP candidates have arguably cost the Senate (6+ / 0-)

      GOP at least 5 seats in 2008, 2010, and maybe kentucky and/or Georgia in 2012. Without them there could have been a 50-50 senate now with a takeover highly probable.

      •  Can't gerrymander Senate seats (1+ / 0-)
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        Forget whether Akin and Mourdock were TPers, but their abortion extremism gave us IN and MO as well.

        Feeling pretty good about 2014 in the Senate - only thing that can hurt us is if the ACA rollout flops, and while I don't think that'll happen, the glitches are concerning. But even in the worst case scenario we'll only be 1-2 seats in the minority after 2014. In 2016, we'll come roaring back with at least net 5 seats.

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