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Tea Party Roars Back, All Eyes Now Turn to Mississippi
Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 14, 2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy

Posted on 05/14/2014 7:04:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The Tea Party, left for dead by the mainstream media only a week ago, roared back to life on Tuesday with two big Republican primary victories in Nebraska and West Virginia.

All eyes now turn to Mississippi's June 3 Republican U.S. Senate primary between establishment incumbent Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Tea Party-backed state senator Chris McDaniel as the next big test of the Tea Party's ability to win elections.

In Nebraska, the Republican U.S. Senate primary race that many thought had tightened into a three way race turned into a romp for Tea Party-backed Ben Sasse, who easily won with 49 percent of the vote. Millionaire banker Sid Dinsdale finished a distant second with 22 percent, and Shane Osborn, who was backed by Mitch McConnell, John McCain, and Lindsey Graham and spurned by all the national Tea Party groups though supported by local Tea Party activists, finished a surprisingly non-competitive third with 21 percent of the vote.

In West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District, Tea Party-backed Alex Mooney coasted to victory in a crowded field of seven. Mooney won 36 percent of the vote, defeating second place finisher Ken Reed who trailed with 22 percent....

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: Mississippi; US: Nebraska; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: mississippi; nebraska; teaparty; thadcochran; westvirginia
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Har, har, har.
1 posted on 05/14/2014 7:04:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
who was backed by Mitch McConnell, John McCain, and Lindsey Graham and spurned by all the national Tea Party groups though supported by local Tea Party activists, finished a surprisingly non-competitive third with 21 percent of the vote.

HA!

/johnny

2 posted on 05/14/2014 7:07:16 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Any chance that sweetheart Lindsey Graham gets booted? I sure hope so.

A change in Mississippi would be nice too.


3 posted on 05/14/2014 7:08:23 PM PDT by boycott
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As far as I’m concerned the Tea Party IS Ameirca. If the Tea Party is Roaring Back that means to me that America’s roaring back. Bring it on.


4 posted on 05/14/2014 7:09:51 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: boycott

Tea Party Express Co-Founder Backs Immigration Overhaul Efforts

The guy Ben from Nebraska is also an AMNESTY SUPPORTER

AMNESTY= THE DEATH OF AMERICA


5 posted on 05/14/2014 7:10:54 PM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty and Let the the Stupid AmericanTaxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: PapaNew

You are delusional!

Tea Party Express Co-Founder Backs Immigration Overhaul Efforts http://blogs.rollcall.com/218/tea-party-express-co-founder-wants-immigration-reform/

http://illinoisteapartytattler.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/illinois-new-rinos/


6 posted on 05/14/2014 7:13:09 PM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty and Let the the Stupid AmericanTaxpayer foot the bill !)
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7 posted on 05/14/2014 7:13:41 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s crush Cochran. Dust ourselves off after the defeat in NC. The wind is in our sails now. We can bring down the senate’s biggest appropriator.


8 posted on 05/14/2014 7:15:06 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: chicagolady
The guy Ben from Nebraska is also an AMNESTY SUPPORTER

That's a lie. Keep repeating the slander and you may well succeed in getting the RAT elected in Nebraska.

Good luck! (not!)

9 posted on 05/14/2014 7:20:04 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

June 3rd in the south means Gary Palmer in AL and
Barry Loudermilk in GA.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3154185/posts


10 posted on 05/14/2014 7:20:39 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Let the dead bury the dead. Let the GOP bury the GOP.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The TEA party has yet to take out a sitting senator or rep. this cycle at the ballot box.


11 posted on 05/14/2014 7:22:25 PM PDT by Steven Scharf
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These Tea Party wins confirm my opinion beyond any shadow of doubt, that nominees are picked by voters, and not the GOPe.

Good candidates win, poor candidates lose. It is no more complicated than that.

If Money and GOPe were the only reasons, Nelson Rockefeller, Meg Whitman, Carly Fiorina, Mitt Romney should all have won.


12 posted on 05/14/2014 7:26:50 PM PDT by entropy12 (Some thought Obama would be no worse than Romney. So we have less jobs and more food stamps people.)
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To: Steven Scharf

“The TEA party has yet to take out a sitting senator or rep. this cycle at the ballot box.”
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You do realize that a number of incumbent RINO Congressmen decided NOT to run for reelection this year? And it was not because they feared the DimocRATS in the November general election—they feared their primary election race and they feared that bitter harvest they had planted was coming back to destroy them in that primary. And I think they did save themselves from a humiliating defeat and an ignoble exit from Congress.


13 posted on 05/14/2014 7:28:12 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: chicagolady

“...The guy Ben from Nebraska is also an AMNESTY SUPPORTER...”
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Sorry, that is a FALSEHOOD. You should educate yourself on “the guy Ben” as you put it showing your ignorance.


14 posted on 05/14/2014 7:30:21 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: chicagolady

Paid to troll much?


15 posted on 05/14/2014 7:31:31 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

May 20th:
Arkansas Primary
Georgia Primary
Idaho Primary
Kentucky Primary
Oregon Primary
Pennsylvania Primary

May 27th:
Texas Runoff

June 3rd:
Alabama Primary
California Primary
Iowa Primary
Mississippi Primary
Montana Primary
New Jersey Primary
New Mexico Primary
South Dakota Primary

May you live in interesting times.


16 posted on 05/14/2014 7:31:53 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: chicagolady
The guy Ben from Nebraska is also an AMNESTY SUPPORTER

Got a link for that Whopper™?

17 posted on 05/14/2014 7:32:51 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: House Atreides

http://dailycaller.com/2014/05/12/ben-sasses-amnesty-double-dealing/#ixzz31hsJ5hay

Ben Sasse’s Amnesty Double-Dealing

Ben Sasse — leading candidate for U.S. Senate in Nebraska — appears to be a fraud, and we know this thanks to one of his own deep-pocketed donors, Mike Simmonds.

Mr. Simmonds is a Republican businessman who built his wealth in franchised fast food. He has been a regular fixture on the campaign money-trail in Nebraska elections for many years. He is quite wealthy, and is known for a willingness to part with a bunch of that wealth to further the political careers of candidates who share his views.

Consequently, nearly every candidate for office in Nebraska makes a stop at Mike Simmonds’ door at one time or another. One such solicitation resulted in an email from Mr. Simmonds that established some pretty clear ground rules for seeking his support in this election cycle.

In the email, Mr. Simmonds declares he will employ a litmus test for any candidate in this election cycle. To gain his contribution, a candidate would have to support “complete amnesty” for every illegal immigrant in the U.S.

He also noted that this test might preclude him from supporting any candidate at all, but indicated clearly that this requirement was non-negotiable.

Chris Scott, from the Political Insider’s Report in Omaha uncovered this email as part of his investigation into a subject about which I have written previously here at the Daily Caller – when the citizens of Fremont Nebraska successfully fought against their own city leaders and elected representatives to uphold an ordinance barring landlords from knowingly renting to illegal immigrants, and sanctioning employers for hiring them.

The City of Fremont, along with the local Chamber of Commerce and Midland University, fought tooth and nail to thwart the will of Fremont’s citizens, attacking the ordinance, both in court and through two special elections. This is the same Midland University that boasts Ben Sasse as its President.

Midland University, represented by Ben Sasse’s second-in-command while Ben launched his campaign for Senate, schemed with City Council members, the Mayor and the Chamber of Commerce on how to overturn the results of the special election that had put the ordinance in place.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/05/12/ben-sasses-amnesty-double-dealing/#ixzz31kSHi3mC


18 posted on 05/14/2014 7:39:54 PM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty and Let the the Stupid AmericanTaxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

NO,

I can read

Ben Sasse — leading candidate for U.S. Senate in Nebraska — appears to be a fraud, and we know this thanks to one of his own deep-pocketed donors, Mike Simmonds.

Mr. Simmonds is a Republican businessman who built his wealth in franchised fast food. He has been a regular fixture on the campaign money-trail in Nebraska elections for many years. He is quite wealthy, and is known for a willingness to part with a bunch of that wealth to further the political careers of candidates who share his views.

Consequently, nearly every candidate for office in Nebraska makes a stop at Mike Simmonds’ door at one time or another. One such solicitation resulted in an email from Mr. Simmonds that established some pretty clear ground rules for seeking his support in this election cycle.

In the email, Mr. Simmonds declares he will employ a litmus test for any candidate in this election cycle. To gain his contribution, a candidate would have to support “complete amnesty” for every illegal immigrant in the U.S.

He also noted that this test might preclude him from supporting any candidate at all, but indicated clearly that this requirement was non-negotiable.

Chris Scott, from the Political Insider’s Report in Omaha uncovered this email as part of his investigation into a subject about which I have written previously here at the Daily Caller – when the citizens of Fremont Nebraska successfully fought against their own city leaders and elected representatives to uphold an ordinance barring landlords from knowingly renting to illegal immigrants, and sanctioning employers for hiring them.

The City of Fremont, along with the local Chamber of Commerce and Midland University, fought tooth and nail to thwart the will of Fremont’s citizens, attacking the ordinance, both in court and through two special elections. This is the same Midland University that boasts Ben Sasse as its President.

Midland University, represented by Ben Sasse’s second-in-command while Ben launched his campaign for Senate, schemed with City Council members, the Mayor and the Chamber of Commerce on how to overturn the results of the special election that had put the ordinance in place.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/05/12/ben-sasses-amnesty-double-dealing/#ixzz31kSHi3mC


19 posted on 05/14/2014 7:40:46 PM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty and Let the the Stupid AmericanTaxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: Steven Scharf

“... TEA party has yet to take out a sitting senator this cycle ...”
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The first opportunity has not yet even occurred.
It will be May 20th in Kentucky.
Then May 27th in the Texas runoff.
Then June 3rd in Mississippi.
Then June 10th in South Carolina and Maine.


20 posted on 05/14/2014 7:41:39 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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