Tallying the Tea Party’s Wins and Losses
One of the big questions leading up to Tuesday’s election results was, “How will the Tea Party fare?” Tuesday’s was the first national election since Tea Partiers became a political identity in the spring of 2009. Among the Tea Party wins were Senate candidates Rand Paul from Kentucky and Marco Rubio from Florida. Tea Party candidates that did not do quite so well were Christine O’Donnell from Delaware and Nevada’s Sharron Angle.
Two of our public media colleagues who have been covering the races shared their observations of the Tea Party in Florida and Nevada. Dan Grech of WLRN and The Miami Herald and Mitch Fox of Vegas PBS give us some local insight.
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