Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tea Party candidate pulls off upset in Idaho

In the latest example of an insurgent campaign besting a candidate backed by the party, state lawmaker Raul Labrador upset Iraq war veteran Vaughn Ward for the Republican nomination in Idaho's 1st Congressional District. With all precincts reporting from Tuesday's election, Labrador had 47.6% of the vote compared to Ward's 38.9%, according to the Idaho Secretary of State. Labrador, who was backed by Tea Party Boise, will now face freshmen Democratic Rep. Walt Minnick in the general election. The non-partisan Cook Political Report lists the race as a toss-up...more

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