Tea Party Top 10 biggest winners and losers
The emergence of the tea party movement is arguably the most dynamic element of the 2010 midterm elections. Many 'tea party' candidates won the backing of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin – but also earned the disdain of the Republican establishment. In the end, which candidates with tea party support won, who lost, and what's next?
1. Marco Rubio, Florida
Rubio is a fiscal conservative who campaigned on reinstating Bush administration tax cuts and reducing corporate taxes.
Rubio replaces retired Sen. Mel Martinez, also a conservative Cuban American, who once served as chairman of the Republican Party.