The Tea Party in Congress: Ideology and Compromise

Rosenblum, Daniel H.

This paper investigates the common portrayal of Tea Party-affiliated members of Congress as uncompromising ideologues. It brings to bear qualitative and quantitative techniques on six different case studies of Congressional votes in addition to broader statistical analysis. Results show that Tea Party Caucus membership is often strongly associated with uncompromising, counter-establis... read more

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