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View Diary: What Happened to The Tea Party in the 2012 Election? (69 comments)

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  •  Here's an issue (8+ / 0-)

    The four Tea Party Republicans who lost were victims of redistricting.  The Maryland and Illinois Democrats redrew the lines for Bartlett (who was 86) and Walsh, and the Florida Republicans forced West to run in a district with a lot more Democrats than the one that had elected him. Louisiana lost a seat and Landry was, if you will, the sacrificial lamb.

    It's going to be more difficult to get the rest of them out because they're running in heavily Republican districts - unless, of course, there are changes within each district (like MN-6 where we came closer in 2012 than we ever had).

    -7.75, -8.10; Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? . . . and respect the dignity of every human being.

    by Dave in Northridge on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 06:19:58 AM PST

    •  lowers their credibility to the wider public (2+ / 0-)
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      Dbug, slothlax

      if they are only able to get elected in strong red districts and are basically a regional party. almost none of them outside the south or 'Mormon belt'

      "Did they really think that we wouldn't notice? Nice try-- but we got you!" Rev. Al Sharpton

      by growingMajorityMN on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 10:25:29 PM PST

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