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 SebeliusObama cabinet official: Clinton White House doubled down on 'abusive behavior' John Roberts has tough job of keeping faith in Supreme Court Price was a disaster for HHS — Time for an administrator, not an ideologue 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 CruzDebbie Wasserman Schultz marks 10 years as breast cancer survivor Foreign agent registration is no magical shield against Russian propaganda Let Trump be Trump and he'll sail through 2020 MORE and Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulLexington mayor launches bid for Congress Trump-free Kennedy Center Honors avoids politics Meet the Iran hawk who could be Trump's next secretary of State 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.