January 22, 2014

PAUL BEDARD: Report: Tea Party expands influence even in Democratic-leaning districts.

Related: Ross Douthat: The Tea Party and Conservative Reform. “It is not coincidence, I think, that a lot of the G.O.P.’s post-2012 policy innovation is coming from figures elected in 2010 primary upsets — Lee, Rubio, Rand Paul. If you want new ideas, you usually have to find new leaders, and the populist insurgency of 2009-2010 seems to have supplied them.” Personnel is policy.