While Big Business "swore this would be the year it would wrestle back the soul of the Republican Party from the grip of the Tea Party," it appears that those threats are just that, says Politico.
“All of this is just happy talk by the business community,” Politico quotes a veteran business lobbyist as saying. “First off, they are reluctant to go against incumbents. No. 2, they are reluctant to go against Republican incumbents. If that person is defeated in a primary and a Democrat wins, they view it as a worse position for business.”
Following the money being put up this election season, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, once "the behemoth in outside spending," according to Politico, is expected to spend about $50 million.
But groups supporting Tea Party interests are doing more, Politico says.
In North Carolina alone, the Tea Party's Americans for Prosperity could spend more than $27 million to defeat Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan, says Politico.