Many who are a following the Tea Party movement closely were watching Texas closely on Tuesday. Tea Party candidate Debra Medina was hoping to gain enough of the primary vote to cause a runoff. However, her and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) were unable to secure enough of the vote and Governor Rick Perry (R) won the nomination. This was one of the first legitimate opportunities for a Tea Party candidate to make some noise on the big stage but it never happened. While Media did secure 18% of the vote, it wasn’t what many Tea Partiers were looking for.
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