In 2010, the Republican Primary for Governor of TN featured a 3 way race between Bill Haslam, Ron Ramsey and Zach Wamp. State Senator Ramsey had support from tea partiers. As Lt. Governor he has endorsed the Internet Tax Bill.
Read about it here from Chattanooga Times Free Press.
The one bill that passed the U.S. Senate and is now in the U.S. House. Most politicians do not like other politicians telling them what to do. The big question is what will the tea party folks that have supported Ramsey in the past, who oppose the Internet tax bill do now.