Elections are Fun Again

Another Wednesday morning after primary elections and it is all still good. In South Carolina Republicans nominated a tea party-backed state Rep. Nikki Haley for a run for governor as another incumbent went down hard as the state’s old-boy network watched Rep. Gresham Barrett, a four-term congressional representative fall way short. The final vote was 65-35 in the landslide for the tea party and Haley. South Carolina Republicans also nominated Tim Scott who beat Paul Thurmond, the son of the late U.S. senator Strom Thurmond. The final vote here was even larger at 68-32 with all precincts counted. Six-term Republican Rep. Bob Inglis fell to prosecutor Trey Gowdy, this is the fifth House or Senate incumbent to fall. In North Carolina, Elaine Marshall won the Democratic nomination beating former Army prosecutor Cal Cunningham. This must sting the Democratic Party leaders in Washington that recruited Cunningham at they also spent more than $100,000 on his campaign. Utah Republicans chose attorney Mike Lee as a successor to loser Senator Bob Bennett. In Mississippi, voters chose Republican Bill Marcy to challenge Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson. The song continues and it does not matter Democrat or Republican incumbency and Washington insiders are going down and it feels good.




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