Ford O'Connell At Politico's Arena: 'Lugar's Defeat: Is The Tea Party Back?'

Mourdock’s landslide win was a minor victory for the tea party, because Lugar was his own worst enemy and the job is far from complete.

It is not enough for the tea party to just primary incumbents; you have to deliver general election results. If Mourdock is victorious in November, in what is expected to be a tightly contested general election matchup with Donnelly, then last night’s result will likely be considered a watershed moment for the tea party in 2012.

Read more from Ford O'Connell at Politico's "The Arena"

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published this page in In The News 2012-05-09 12:30:33 -0400
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