Washington (CNN) - Idaho Rep. Walt Minnick is the only Democrat to receive an endorsement by the Tea Party Express – and he's happy that the group is on his side.
"They're just ordinary folks who think the government ought to balance this budget. There's nothing very radical about that so I'm pleased to have their endorsement," Minnick said Friday on CNN's American Morning.
The Tea Party Express, which just wrapped up their three week, 47-city "Just Vote Them Out!" bus tour, listed 13 Democrats on their "Tea Party Targets" list and 13 Republicans plus Minnick on their "Tea Party Heroes" list.
Notable Republicans joining Minnick on the "Heroes" list are Florida Senate candidate Marco Rubio, Pennsylvania Senate candidate Pat Toomey, Rep. Michele Bachmann and Rep. Joe Wilson.
"My state supports independent people who do what's best for our constituents and good ideas come from both parties," Minnick said.