This poll seems to indicate that they're still gasping for breath.
In Alabama Race, a Test of Business Efforts to Derail Tea Party. (The New York Times, 10/31/2013)
Excerpt: Despite Mr. Byrne’s substantial advantage in campaign money and endorsements, Republican consultants and voters here say that the zeal of Mr. Young’s Christian conservative supporters puts the outcome of the runoff at even odds, suggesting that the fight over control of the Republican Party is likely to be long, hard and unpredictable.
Alabama's 1st Congressional District.