National Tea Party Federation News
Meet 2014's Top Mega-Donors
The overwhelming number of Americans who will vote in the mid-term elections on Nov. 5 won't have contributed a penny to their candidates' campaigns. But a handful of people will have given more. A lot more. More than a quarter of the $6 billion contributed to campaigns in 2012 came from about
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TODAY, IN TENNESSEE: The tea party has its last, best chance to beat an incumbent senator in a race that’s a marquee match-up with the GOP establishment. After millions of dollars, the tea party failed to topple incumbent senators in Kentucky, South ...
Summertime Madness (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES RECORD NUMBER OF AMERICANS DISAPPROVE OF THEIR LAWMAKER: Three months before the midterm elections a record number of Americans in the latest ABC News-Washington Post poll disapprove of their own representative in Congress — a potentially chilling ...
Sen. Pat Roberts Beats Back Primary Challenge from Obama Cousin
Three-term incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts has defeated his tea party challenger, radiologist Dr. Milton Wolf in Kansas GOP Senate primary. It was still quite a tight outcome in the night’s marquee race, with Roberts besting Wolf by less than eight points. With 73.6 percent of...
Tea Party's Chris McDaniel Hunts for Valid Way to Challenge Mississippi Loss
ABC News’ Shushannah Walshe and Barbara Schmitt report: Six-term GOP incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran dodged political death Tuesday by reaching out to Mississippi Democrats, including African-American voters, in the weeks between the primary and Tuesday’s runoff. Turnout was even up, incredibly rare ...
More To Come In Mississippi? (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES THAD PREVAILS: In a nail biter of a race, six-term incumbent Thad Cochran defeated his tea party challenger State Sen. Chris McDaniel in the Mississippi GOP Senate primary run-off, ABC’s SHUSHANNAH WALSHE and BARBARA SCHMITT report. Cochran bested ...
Elder Statesmen Come Up Big in Primary Races
Rep. Charlie Rangel and Sen. Thad Cochran have a combined 84 years in Congress.
Lankford Wins Oklahoma GOP Senate Primary, Avoids Runoff
Rep. James Lankford won the seven-candidate Republican primary in the Oklahoma Senate race to replace the outgoing Sen. Tom Coburn, avoiding a runoff and defeating a tough, tea-party funded challenger. In a setback for national tea party forces, Lankford, a rising GOP star in Washington,...
'This Week': Powerhouse Roundtable I
Bill Kristol, Donna Brazile, Laura Ingraham, and Rep. Luis Gutierrez discuss Eric Cantor's primary election loss and immigration reform.
Eric Cantor and Lindsey Graham: 2 Republican Races, 2 Different Outcomes
No one saw House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s loss coming, least of all the Virginia Republican and his team. In fact, ahead of Tuesday night, most of the talk among the political chattering class was about whether South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham would be able to clear the 50 percent mark –