Is Tom Reed a liberal Republican, or is his true allegiance to the tea party. It is hard to tell; his spokesperson insists that he is unaffiliated with any tea party groups. However the tea party group, Americans United for Change, claims him as their own, or at least as a fellow-traveler. They write:
Although not officially a Tea Party candidate, Reed courted the movement in his first run for Congress in 2010 and repaid their support by standing with the Tea Party far more often than not. Without the parochial votes for aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy, his score jumps to 80%, perhaps a truer picture of his loyalties.
Check out his tea party scorecard at the link below.