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This weekend, Republican leaders in Virginia's 5th Congressional District voted 19-13 in favor of an open primary to determine their party's 2010 challenger to incumbent Tom Perriello.From Tertium Quids:This is a short-term win for Sen. Robert Hurt, the only one of a gaggle of candidates who favored a primary.
Organizers of the conservative Tea Party movement are forging plans to translate the anger that fueled nationwide anti-tax rallies and town hall protests into an electoral force that can boot incumbents in next year's midterm elections.
Tea Party Activists Not Thankful For Centrist Dems' Health Vote
The Senate health care vote Saturday got the floor debate started, but it pushed the tea party movement closer to the boiling point. Grass-roots activists aim to turn the pressure on fence-sitting Democrats Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas.
On Tuesday night, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) issued a press release in which he patted himself and his fellow Democrats on the back for having finally reached a "consensus" on healthcare reform:This has been a long journey. We have confronted many hurdles, and tonight I believe we have overcome yet another one...
The EPA's findings on carbon dioxide earlier this week came as a surprise to few. And the timing, in light of Copenhagen, couldn't be better for the Administration (sheer coincidence, we're sure). Now it looks like the Administration isn't just going to bask in the sunlight of getting something done just in time for Obama's big speech in Oslo. The White House is http://www.foxnews.com/politics
As they survey the mood of the electorate and the results of a recent poll that found generic "Tea Party" candidates beating out Republicans in 2010, Virginia's Republican Party leaders must be getting pretty nervous. Especially in the 5th District.