4 House Races To Watch For Tea Party Impact

Today, Alex Pappas continued his review of Congressional races where tea parties may have an impact.  Pappas believes there are four House of Representative races that tea partiers may influence:

Virginia-5.  Freshman Rep. Tom Perriello (D-VA) was a late switch on health care and many believe that could cost him his seat.

Michigan-1.  Rep. Bart Stupak’s (D-MI) last second switch on health care made him an immediate tea party enemy.  As a result, his Republican challenger Dan Benishek received an influx of donations.  Stupak has since announced his retirement, making this seat a tossup.

Florida-8.  Outspoken Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) currently holds this seat and an enormous war chest.  Grayson’s ultra liberal record and aggressive tactics have made him an enemy of tea partiers.  Peg Dunmire is running as a third party candidate on the tea party ticket, which could steal votes from the Republican candidate.

Alabama-5. Tea partiers aren’t very happy with party switcher Rep. Parker Griffith (R-AL).  Griffith was elected in 2008 as a democrat but switched to the Republican Party.  Griffith will face two Republican challengers in August.

Read more from Alex Pappas at The Daily Caller

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