Establish this: Tea party sinks in GOP primaries
It wasn’t a good day for conservatives. Of course now they expect us to get excited about RINO candidates. They of course are better than liberals, but not by much.
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In a big day for primary elections around the country Tuesday, tea-party candidates failed in their efforts to unseat establishment Republicans, who handily secured GOP nominations for U.S. Senate.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., trounced the leading tea-party challenger, businessman Matt Bevin, in his effort to secure the GOP nomination for Senate.
Leading up to the primary election, Bevin trailed McConnell by double digits. McConnell enjoyed a substantial cash advantage. Meanwhile, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, a Democrat, easily won her primary election.
In Georgia, a second closely watched Senate race, six candidates sought the Republican nomination to fill the seat of retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.
Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., and businessman David Perdue, backed by the GOP establishment, led the group and now face a July 22 runoff. Georgia requires election winners to capture more than 50 percent of the vote.
Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, who received an endorsement from former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum, fell behind Kingston and Perdue. Democrat Michelle Nunn handily won her party’s primary with more than 75 percent of the vote.
The tea-party candidates, Reps. Paul Broun, R-Ga., and Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., finished near the bottom of the field, each with less than 10 percent of the vote.