I may be imagining it, but so is the reporter... TEA are beginning to flood races with grass-roots candidates to force runoffs. All of the North Texas Republican incumbents facing opposition in the coming primary — Joe Barton, Michael Burgess, Sam Johnson, Ratcliffe and Sessions — have multiple challengers.
The ever-changing core of the Republican Party, which is increasingly more conservative, could make Congress the next frontier in numerous political upsets.
(The aforementioned is Pete Sessions. Not Jeff.) Konnie Burton has already endorsed Ted Cruz, which is a good strategy on her part. Candidates that endorse Cruz early
are worth remembering... Later endorsements, when Cruz is the clear frontrunner, are likely to be bandwagon
In rare races that feature no GOP incumbent, TEA will likely host public meet & greet
forums as a logical strategy:http://www.mohavedailynews.com/news/sheriff-candidates-introduce-themselves-to-local-tea-party/article_482c08c0-b2b5-11e5-a77a-4f29356553ed.html
TEA's biggest GOPestablishment-incumbent challenges to unseat this year and open-seat bids:
Indiana Governor, Mike Pence...
Pennsylvania Senator, Pat Toomey... (yeah, he unseated Arlen Specter, then opted for appeasing moderates)
Louisiana Rep. Charles Boustany's open seat, as he runs for Senate as pro-business
New York's 19th District's open House-seat...
Ohio, Boehner's empty seat...
As for TEA-incumbents, like Kansas' 1st District; Rep. Tim Huelskamp... re-elect 'em, until proven unreliable.