The U.S. House Tea Party Caucus was unveiled this week. 40 of the House’s most radical right-wingers have signed up. The usual suspects are all there including Michele Bachmann, who once called Obama anti-American; Joe “You Lie” Wilson; and BP apologist Joe Barton.
We know the GOP candidates in New Hampshire’s 1st District—Frank Guinta, Rich Ashooh and Sean Mahoney—are all big fans.
But we haven’t heard from Charlie Bass who, we can imagine, would like to coast through the primary without publicly embracing the tea party so he can then emerge as “Mr. Moderate.”
But take a look at who is contributing to his campaign:
Joe L. Barton (R-Texas) $7,000
Pete Sessions (R-Texas) $5,000
Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) $1,000
Lamar Smith (R-Texas) $1,000
Ralph Hall (R-Texas) $500
Five of the Tea Party Caucus members have given Bass money. Do they know something we don’t know?
Postscript: I’ve updated the list of Bass 2010 PAC contributions with data from the second quarter. “PAC Man” Bass bagged another $67,000 in PAC money.
Cross-posted to Miscellany Blue