Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.), the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, could face a primary challenge.

According to the Birmingham News, Scott Beason, a conservative firebrand in the state Senate, is seriously considering a run.

Bachus has bucked his party on a variety of issues, working early on with Democrats on the Troubled Asset Relief Program, which bailed out Wall Street, and admitting publicly that he thought Wall Street executives should be limited in their executive compensation.

Beason is best known for his controversial bill targeting illegal immigration in the state, and could prove a tough challenger for Bachus should he decide to run.