Skip to comments.Tea Party Takes Two of Three GOP Races for US House in Georgia
Posted on 07/23/2014 7:47:59 AM PDT by cotton1706
Although the stunning upset win by political newcomer David Perdue in the Republican runoff for the Senate was the big news from Georgia on Tuesday night, the tea party also had a night to remember in the Peach State.
In two of three runoffs for the Republican nomination for Congress in open U.S. House districts, tea party-backed candidates emerged triumphant and are now considered certain to win in November.
The biggest win was scored by former state senator and swashbuckling conservative Barry Loudermilk in the 11th District in suburban Atlanta that Rep. Phil Gingrey relinquished to run for the Senate. He placed fourth in the initial primary in May.
Loudermilk rolled up a margin of 2-to-1 over former Rep. Bob Barr, known nationally for his role as a Clinton impeachment manager in 1998 and for running as the Libertarian nominee for president in 2008.
But Loudermilk hit hardest at a 2009 letter Barr wrote supporting the nomination of Eric Holder for U.S. Attorney General. Insisting that "my letter was based on my professional association with Holder during his time as an attorney in private practice during the Bush administration," Barr never recovered from his association with the administration figure conservatives loathe for Operation Fast and Furious and opposition to Republican voter ID laws.
Loudermilk, a U.S. Air Force veteran, courted tea party groups with his vow not to raise the debt ceiling unless major changes in policy are made. He also had a strong following among values voters with his record of support for traditional marriage and anti-abortion legislation.
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Let me guess: the media will focus on the race not won by the Tea Party to prove that the Tea Party is dead.
The media is awfully quiet about it.
Two outa three ain’t bad. Franklin sounds wispy in the wind (RINOish).
Well Hice and Loudermilk are good news. Perdue I’m afraid will be Saxby Chambliss’s third term. I hope I’m wrong.
Frankly, I consider Kingston’s defeat as a repudiation of GOPe, most definitely. I am not a fan of Perdue by any means for sure. However, I take great solace in the fact that at least Kingston is one pig who won’t get a Senate Country Club promotion and also cannot return to the House of Boehner. Good riddance.
Sounds good to me.
It is Buddy CARTER, not Franklin.
Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
My take from reading comments from Georgians (on FR) is that Perdue, although a new-comer, is not a Tea Party type? Is that correct?
Is he also from Big Chicken clan?
That would be correct. Not that Kingston was much of a prize either. Paul Broun or Karen Handel would have been infinitely better in the Senate. In GA you have to have big bucks to run for the Senate. They didn’t. Its really hard to get the good people elected. you almost always end up with the mediocre.
Expect to see Rove on FNC in tears.
I just sent Newmax a note about this. Also pointed out that Loudermilk is unopposed in the general election.
As to the three congresscritters, they all made the decision to reach for a higher branch. In a multi-person primary, there is no way all three of them are going to win. The one who remained, was then seeking votes of a larger audience who may not be as conservative as you would like. None of them were chased out of their own office.
Glad to see Barr defeated.
bye bye Bob Barr
he spent too long drinking DC water
Thanx! So can Perdue win against Sam’s daughter?
Hey I didn’t think Perdue could beat Kingston so he should be able to beat seed of Gumby. At least she can’t paint Perdue as an insider. She can’t bash his voting record because he does not have one. GA is pretty much a red state so I would say hopefully Perdue will win.