American Voters Dumping the Tea Party GOP In Last Night's Elections

Key Swing Rising Independent registered voters across the Nation are sick and tired of the partisanship and gridlock efforts made by Tea Party GOP House of Representatives.  

We are happy with last night's election results.  

From the Washington Post:  


The tea party comes up dry

So much for the tea party comeback. After Tuesday’s across-the-board defeats of tea party-aligned candidates and the inside-the-Beltway groups that backed them, Rep. Eric Cantor’s defeat looks more like what we believed it to be — an aberration based on one congressman’s relationship with his constituents. An inventory of the tea party wreckage suffices to show that when groups such as the Senate Conservatives Fund or Club for Growth Action back a challenger, the smart bet is to go with the incumbent.

Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.) speaks to supporters at his watch party in Oklahoma City on June 24 as his wife and daughters stand near. (Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press)

In Mississippi, Sen. Thad Cochran (R) got his act together in the nick of time to narrowly beat tea party favorite Chris McDaniel, who ungraciously refused to concede.As Politico reported, “Club for Growth Action spent $3.1 million and Senate Conservatives Action Fund spent $1.3 million boosting McDaniel.”

In Oklahoma, it was a drubbing. Two-term Rep. James Lankford (R) demolished T.W. Shannon, who was backed by a fleet of tea party groups and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), by more than 25 points. Lankford avoided a runoff and will almost certainly win the seat in November. It was a rare and clear rebuke to Cruz in friendly territory.




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