Or double down. How many tea party congresspersons are in danger of losing their seat? I know Walsh should lose to Duckworth in Illinois. What if all the gains (most) are from democrats taking out moderates, and if more tea party candidates get elected in heavy republican districts, also taking out more moderate Republicans? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_Party_Caucus#Members.2C_112th_Congress 61 Reps caucus with the Tea Party, I wonder how many will return? How many Tea Party members won primaries against more moderate Republicans this election?