WASHINGTON (AP)–-Chalk up another win for the tea party. And another embarrassment for the Republican establishment.
Tea Party favorite and two-term state lawmaker Raul Labrador defeated Vaughn Ward, a Marine reservist heavily recruited by national Republicans, in Idaho's primary on Tuesday. Ward's loss comes on the heels of several other races in which GOP establishment candidates stumbled as the anti-Washington mood takes hold.
National Republicans had coached Ward and had made him one of their first named recruits, known as "Young Guns." He also had the backing of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Headline of the Day: Tea Party Win Embarrasses GOP Establishmenrt
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