Tea Party Candidates Get Big Primary Victories

Here’s a compilation (so far) of major strides for Tea Party candidates:

For the Senate:
Utah: Mike Lee beat Bob Bennett
Alaska: Joe Miller beat Sen. Lisa Murkowski
Colorado: Ken Buck defeated former Lt. Governor Jane Norton in the GOP primary
Nevada: Sharon Angle defeated former state Republican leader Sue Lowden
Kentucky: Rand Paul defeated GOP favorite Trey Grayson
Wisconsin: Businessman Ron Johnson won nomination
Delaware: Tea Party-backed Christine O’Donnell beat out veteran politician Mike Castle for the Republican Senate nomination
Florida: Tea party favorite and former House Speaker Marco Rubio is in a three-way race with Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek and Gov. Charlie Crist, who abandoned the GOP to run as an independent.

For Governors:
South Carolina: Nikki Haley got the GOP nomination
Maine: Paul LePage adopted Tea Party values and won the GOP primary
New York: Carl Paladino, a Tea Party supporter, won the GOP nomination for NY Governor

For the House:
Alabama: Republican Parker Griffith is dumped in favor of Madison County commissioner Mo Brooks, who had Tea Party support in the primary
Arizona: Jesse Kelly, a Tea Party favorite, defeated state Senator Jonathon Paton and two other Republicans in the 8th District.
Colorado: Republican Scott Tipton is in a rematch with Dem Rep. John Salazar in the rural 3rd District, where Tea Party rallies draw large crowds
Maryland: Businessman Charles Lollar, who has courted tea party votes in the 5th Congressional District, will face Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer
Florida: Retired Army LTC Allen West, who has sought tea party support, won the GOP nomination in South Florida’s 22nd District

Source: http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2010/09/a_look_at_the_tea_party_moveme.html

Take heed, Republicans.  The more you embrace Tea Party principles and start acting like you understand the Constitution, the more successful you’ll be.

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