The Washington establishment delivered a punch to the gut of the Tea Party movement Tuesday as Mississippi Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, a mainstream conservative with more than 40 years congressional experience, narrowly turned back a challenge from state Sen. Chris McDaniel.
McDaniel Won’t Concede: ‘We Have To Be Absolutely Certain The Republican Primary Was Won By Republican Voters’
Fresh off Sen. Thad Cochran’s comeback to defeat Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel in Mississippi’s bitter Republican Senate runoff, the general election matchup between the six-term incumbent and Democratic former Congressman Travis Childers features two pragmatists each trying to wrest a winning coalition out of a jumbled primary.
Six-term Senator Thad Cochran holds a narrow lead over challenger Chris McDaniel.
Republicans, including the vanquished majority leader himself, on Sunday considered Rep. Eric Cantor’s primary loss last week to a little-known tea party challenger and what it means for the GOP heading forward.
Congressional investigators are fuming over revelations that the Internal Revenue Service has lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency’s Tea Party controversy.
Rev. Al Sharpton warns that Dave Brat’s primary win over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor threatens civil rights in the United States.
A day after soundly defeating six Republican challengers, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said he will try to push the GOP to solve hard problems such as immigration.
For years, the White House saw House Majority Leader Eric Cantor as a chief driver of Republicans’ staunch opposition to nearly all of President Barack Obama’s agenda. Now, Cantor’s stunning primary loss seems likely to make politics even more difficult for Obama.
Dave Brat doesn’t like being tagged a tea partyer, his dad says.
Immigration may have cost Majority Leader Eric Cantor his election. His defeat almost certainly dooms the issue in the House.