Skip to comments.A Resurgence for Senate Tea Party Candidates?
Posted on 05/01/2014 2:56:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Tea party challengers to incumbent Republican senators have faded in Kentucky, Kansas and Mississippi, but in two open-seat primaries tea party candidates are showing some signs of life.
Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) is headed to North Carolina Monday to campaign for Greg Brannon, a physician who trails the state house speaker and establishment choice, Thom Tillis, in most polling ahead of Tuesdays primary election. Mr. Paul endorsed Mr. Brannon in October, and his trip to the state for events on the eve of the primary is aimed at keeping Mr. Tilliss vote tally below 40%. If he doesnt meet that threshold, a runoff election could give Mr. Brannon a shot at winning GOP nomination. That pattern escaping a crowded primary field and beating the mainstream candidate in the runoff paved the way to the Senate for Texas Republican Ted Cruz in 2012.
In Georgia, former Secretary of State Karen Handel, who touts endorsements from Sarah Palin and Red States Erick Erickson, has nearly caught up with former Nike CEO David Perdue, who had taken an early lead in the states seven-way primary, according to a poll released Thursday by Morris News, publisher of the Augusta Chronicle...
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This is good to hear. The Establishment is trying to get their candidates the top two spots in Georgia, so either way they get one of their own. I’d like to see Handel in a runoff.