establishment Republican candidates

They Told Me If I Voted for the Estab., This Wouldn't Happen

Leon H. Wolf, Red State

The GOP estab. likes to point out that TEA Party candidates can be bad and unprepared candidates who make missteps in the gen. election. But the evidence doesn't suggest that they're any more so than GOP-E candidates who have a long and storied history of their own missteps. 

Ken Cuccinelli Defends Tea Party Losses

Alex Pappas, Daily Caller

“At the end of the day, statistically, I think, and now I’m talking in the whole group, it was pretty lucky on their part,” Ken Cuccinelli, the former Repub. attorney general of VA and new president of the Senate Conservatives Fund said of the incumbent victors. “It was a statistical anomaly.”

Maine Repub. Now Shunning Tea Party He Used to Embrace

Alanna Durkin, Associated Press

Bruce Poliquin kicked off his '14 US Senate campaign at a tea party event and courted voters within the conservative movement. But Poliquin, who now hopes to become the first Repub. to fill Maine's 2nd congressional dist. seat in nearly 20 years, rejects being labeled as a tea party candidate.

Why Are TeaParty Haters Helping Barbara Comstock?

Richard Falknor, Blue Ridge Forum

The GOP-E's Tea-Party-hating “Republican Mainstreet Partnership PAC” gave Barbara Comstock’s campaign $5,000. This PAC also endorsed Mrs. Comstock. Barbara Comstock already has donors here who are troubling to conservatives.

Can a Former RNC Elite Turn Michigan Red?

Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press

Suddenly, Michigan Repub. Terri Lynn Land's campaign in the race to replace retired Dem. Sen. Carl Levin is building steam in a very blue state. So why does it suddenly seem Terri Lynn Land has an edge?