Tea Party

Tea party challenges against Sen. Lamar Alexander

Tea party challenges against Sen. Lamar Alexander

Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, a 40-year veteran of Tennessee politics, is facing a challenge Thursday from two tea party-styled candidates who have tried to cast him as out of touch with the state’s increasingly conservative electorate. Should state Rep. Joe Carr or Memphis radio station owner George Flinn prevail against Alexander on Thursday, they would […]

More defeats for the tea party movement

More defeats for the tea party movement

The Washington establishment delivered a punch to the gut of the tea party movement Tuesday as Mississippi Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, a mainstream conservative with more than 40 years congressional experience, narrowly turned back a challenge from state Sen. Chris McDaniel. Unsuccessful in earlier Republican primaries in Kentucky, Georgia and North Carolina, outside conservative organizations […]

Thad Cochran beats out tea party challenger in runoff

Thad Cochran beats out tea party challenger in runoff

In a remarkable political turnaround, six-term Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi edged out tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel Tuesday night in a bruising, costly Republican runoff that pitted Washington clout against insistence on conservative purity. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Cochran had 51 percent to McDaniel’s 49 percent, three weeks after McDaniel had beaten […]

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