Could ‘blowout’ budget vote attract tea party challengers?

Some Tennesseans are making noises about far-right challenges to Republican members of Congress who voted for the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, according to this report.

Taking on all of the Republicans who voted for the compromise seems like a tall order. Almost all of the yes votes belong to very safe incumbents; but that doesn’t mean some won’t try. (And, for the record, they should, if so inclined.)

Bonus theory: The votes by U.S. Reps. Chuck Fleischmann and Scott DesJarlais, though opposite each other, can be fully explained within the context of the 2014 election. What do you think?

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