Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Primaries show off the power of the broom

The Tea Party movement racked up several victories last night. Paul LePage, the mayor of Waterville, won the GOP gubernatorial primary in Maine and will face Democratic nominee Libby Mitchell. In Georgia, Tom Graves rode his association with the Atlanta Tea Party Patriots to victory over fellow conservative Lee Hawkins in a special election for the congressional seat vacated by Nathan Deal. Graves becomes the first Tea Party movement candidate this year to be elected to Congress. The votes were part of a slew of coast-to-coast primaries yesterday in 12 states, encompassing 20 percent of the nation’s voters...more

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