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Victories For Hatch And Rangel Show Incumbents Are Still Strong – If They Have Money

(Read the full article here: Victories For Hatch And Rangel Show Incumbents Are Still Strong – If They Have Money)

Once upon a time, tea-party affiliated nonprofit FreedomWorks funneling $900,000 into the Utah Republican primary would have been enough to boot a long-time incumbent like Orrin Hatch from Congress.

On Tuesday, however, just such an efforts failed: Hatch defeated his opponent, Dan Liljenquist, by more than 34 percentage points. In a primary season where seasoned incumbents have been dropping like flies to tea party backed candidates, Hatch’s win might mean the decline of tea party influence….Read more.

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