The 2014 election cycle has so far been framed as an epic matchup between the tea party wing of the Republican Party and more establishment types. The establishment has thus far only lost one such beltway insider: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (VA).
Otherwise, tea party-favored candidates have struggled to gain ground. A new analysis from the firm HaystaqDNA could explain why: county-by-county tallying of tea party support reveals that its strongholds may be in the West rather than in key southern states where candidates have mounted serious incumbent challenges.
Read More →