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Tea Party groups claim victory over Baucus, ObamaCare

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" 'Train Wreck' Sen. Baucus has joined the growing list of politicians retired by the Tea Party Patriots," she said.

Baucus made the comment to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen SebeliusKathleen SebeliusTrump administration's reforms could make welfare work again Pro-dependency advocates miss the mark in attacking Kansas welfare reform Pence breaks tie to confirm Trump's pick for religious ambassador MORE during a hearing Wednesday.

"I just see a huge train wreck coming down," he said of healthcare reform. "I'm very concerned that not enough is being done so far … Small businesses have no idea what to do, what to expect."

The statements reverberated widely and became a rallying cry for Republican lawmakers and other critics of the Affordable Care Act in the last week.

On Tuesday, another Tea Party group sought to raise funds from Baucus's announcement, claiming that conservatives could replace him with the "next Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzNew Zealand's female prime minister 'extremely angry' at Trump comparisons Trump's NASA nominee advances after floor drama Poll: Cruz running neck and neck with Dem challenger MORE and Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulTrump downplays concerns over Pompeo confirmation: He'll be a great secretary of State Senators demand info on unusual surveillance activity in DC The Hill says goodbye to 50 Most Beautiful MORE."

"You might know Sen. Baucus, as he played a key role in shaping President Obama's landmark healthcare law, ObamaCare," Tea Party Express told supporters in an email.

"This is a great opportunity to take this Senate seat."

Baucus is the sixth Senate Democrat to announce his retirement this cycle.