After roaring into the national spotlight in 2010 with a slew of victories in Congress, it appears the nation’s honeymoon with the Tea Party is nearing its end. Doomed by their intransigent partisanship, an obsession with ending Obamacare (and Obama), and a collection of casually-voiced extremist views, these far-right Republicans finally saw the results of their policies on Election Day. Others, such as Michelle Bachmann, the chairwoman of the Tea Party Caucus, barely scraped together enough votes to hold on to their seats.
Here we take a look at 5 Tea Partiers who will not be in Congress in 2013.
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