You have a right to your own opinion but NOT your own facts. REDISTRICTING by the democrats and the GOP Establishment (NOT the Tea Party) had everything to do with forcing Allen West out of his own district which resulted in his defeat.
I didn’t invent it out of thin air.
Redistricting is a secondary issue when he’d already lost too much of his base to win even without that problem.
Is it really difficult to believe that Tea Party voters considered voting for more federal debt a betrayal? This is a core issue.