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 SebeliusNext Kansas governor to reinstate LGBT protections for state workers Progressives set to test appeal of prairie populism in Kansas primary Overcoming health-care challenges by moving from volume to value 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 CruzRepublicans seek to temper fallout from latest Russia bombshells Cruz says Americans outside Beltway unconcerned with Mueller investigation Cruz condemns King's white supremacy remark: 'It was stupid' and 'he needs to stop' MORE and Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulRand Paul to have hernia surgery in Canada Ron Paul: Remove incentives for illegal immigrants instead of building border wall Congress must take the next steps on federal criminal justice reforms 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.