After Farris and Dan Wilks cashed in their Texas-based gas company a few years ago for more than $3 billion, they became benefactors of religious right, tea party extremists.
Other Republicans who are bigger supporters of reform won their primaries.
Anti-corporate populism appeals to voters across the political spectrum.
If tea-partying Republicans want to force the GOP establishment to stand for principle, they have to make the the party's big-business faction feel pain.
Pat Roberts is dancing like a fool with right-wing ideologues who want to elect one of their own to the Senate.
Reid's use of the "nuclear option" will finally make the Senate do its job.
The tea party faithful are already beating their war drums.
Ghosts, devils, vampires, nothing seems to scare this guy.