(CNN) - If this week's primary election in Texas is any indicator, incumbent Republicans can breathe a little easier.
Despite a handful of Tea Party challengers, all 11 of the incumbent House Republicans facing challengers came out on top.
In the lead-up to the election, James Henson, director of the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas, said he heard legislators asking each other, "You got a Tea Party challenger? I do."
Jerry Ray Hall, who challenged Rep. Ralph Hall, the oldest member of the House, actually added "Tea" to his name to emphasize his support for the ideas of the Tea Party.
But as an organized movement, Henson said, "there was a lot more flash than bang."