“We have to hold their feet to the fire”

Martin and other tea party leaders said Republicans officials could easily move to more moderate positions once elected, out of political expediency.

“Let’s face it: We’ve been putting out moderate Republicans and told to hold your nose at the booth,” said Anastasia Przybylski, co-chair of the Kitchen Table Patriots. “Our job now is to hold our Congress and our Senate accountable. We’re the watchdogs now.”