The tea party has a big fundraising problem

No other tea party-aligned candidate has benefited from anywhere close to such a financial advantage, and only one other has even kept pace with his more establishment opponent: T.W. Shannon in Oklahoma.

In fact, a new study from the Brennan Center at New York University shows tea party Senate candidates in top races have been outraised 5-to-1 this cycle by more establishment-aligned candidates. Would-be tea party favorites, such as Reps. Paul Broun in Georgia, state Sen. Chris McDaniel in Mississippi, physician Greg Brannon in North Carolina, businessman Matt Bevin in Kentucky, retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness in Louisiana and 2010 nominee Joe Miller in Alaska, have all trailed far behind their opponents.

Washington Post
5/13/14