On Monday, FreedomWorks PAC, the grassroots conservative organization, will officially back some of the most prominent Tea Party members in Congress--like Reps. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), and Tim Huelskamp (R-KS)--for reelection.
The group will also endorse Sens. Tim Scott (R-SC), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), and Jim Risch (R-ID). Reps. Thomas Massie (R-KY), Matt Salmon (R-AZ), Tom Graves (R-GA), Jim Bridenstine, Mark Sanford (R-SC), Louie Gohmert, Tim Huelskamp, Ron DeSantis (R-FL), and Ted Yoho (R-FL) will all receive FreedomWorks' endorsement.
"There are two main objectives heading into 2014--we have to expand the freedom caucus in the House and Senate, but we also have to protect the champions that have been repopulating the GOP over the past few years,” a FreedomWorks' spokeswoman told Politico. “There’s a forward-looking and a defensive strategy to each of these cycles.”