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Rep. Dan Benishek of Michigan, a tea party favorite, is taking heat in his re-election bid for sticking to his campaign rhetoric during his first term in office. Mr. Benishek railed against federal spending when he was elected in 2010, and he now faces a tight rematch with former Democratic state legislator Gary McDowell. (Associated Press)

Rep. Dan Benishek of Michigan, a tea party favorite, is taking heat in his re-election bid for sticking to his campaign rhetoric during his first term in office. Mr. Benishek railed against federal spending when he was elected in 2010, and he now faces a tight rematch with former Democratic state legislator Gary McDowell. (Associated Press)

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