U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-4, appears to be taking a hit from the TEA Party, even though he was among those who supported until the end a TEA Party-backed movement that sparked the government shutdown.
“Steven has disappointed us in many, many ways,” said Roy Nicholson, chairman of the Mississippi TEA Party. “Although we do appreciate his vote against the compromise.”
But Palazzo isn’t conservative enough for the TEA Party, which backed his primary opponent, Joe Tegerdine, in 2010. Nicholson pointed to the FreedomWorks website that rates Democrat Rep. Bennie Thompson just as conservative as Palazzo.