Chart: How Have the 2010 Tea Party Candidates Fared?

By
Wednesday, June 09, 2010 at 11:00 am

A crop of Tea Party candidates have been shaking up primaries and special election contests this cycle. But how have they actually fared in the contests that have already been held? Below is our chart of how a select group of Tea Partiers have done in their elections thus far, including last night’s Tea Party-rich primaries:

Electoral Results of 2010 Tea Party Candidates* — through June 8

Candidate Race Outcome What Happened
Sharron Angle Nev. Sen Primary Won Opponent Sue Lowden’s gaffes helped boost Angle’s campaign
Mo Brooks Ala. 5 Primary Won Brooks easily defeated party switcher Parker Griffith
Scott Brown Mass. Sen Special Won Brown’s special election win in Ted Kennedy’s old seat was the first major Tea Party victory this cycle — even if Brown has since disappointed TPers with his votes and TP snubs
Tim Crawford (D) Ind. 5 Primary Won One of the few Democrats with TP support, Crawford won the primary by about 20 percentage points
Chuck DeVore Calif. Sen Primary Lost DeVore never gained traction with the masses and couldn’t muster the finances to remain competitive
Tom Graves Ga. 9 Special Won With the help of Tea Party groups, Graves easily bested fellow Republican Lee Hawkins
Nikki Haley S.C. Gov Primary Survived Buoyed by Tea Partiers, even an alleged affair couldn’t drag her campaign down, but Haley still faces a runoff
Doug Hoffman (C) N.Y. 23 Special Lost Hoffman won prominent GOP support despite his third-party affiliation, but the GOP candidate dropped out too late to consolidate support behind Hoffman
Pat Hughes and Don Lowery Ill. Sen Primary Lost x2 Hughes and Lowery, both TPers, were no match for Rep. Mark Kirk, who had party establishment support
Raul Labrador Idaho 1 Primary Won Labrador bested establishment favorite Vaughn Ward
Mike Lee Utah Sen Convention Survived Lee and Tim Bridgewater both place ahead of Sen. Bob Bennett to oust him at the GOP convention, but now Lee faces a primary against 1st-place finisher Bridgewater
Rand Paul Ky. Sen Primary Won By virtue of his father, Rand Paul entered the race a Tea Party icon and defeated party fave Trey Grayson
Marlin Stutzman and John Hostettler Ind. Sen Primary Lost x2 Stutzman and Hostettler, both TP candidates, split the vote, clearing the way for a primary win by former Sen. Dan Coats
Pat Toomey Pa. Sen Primary Won A national conservative figure, Toomey easily won his primary race
Bob Vander Plaats Iowa Gov Primary Lost Conservatives expressed ire for Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Terry Branstad over Vander Plaats, but it failed to play out in the primary

*Candidates are Republicans unless otherwise noted. List is not comprehensive.

Jimm Phillips contributed to this chart.

Follow Rachel Rose Hartman on Twitter


Comments

12 Comments

Tweets that mention Chart: How Have the 2010 Tea Party Candidates Fared? « The Washington Independent -- Topsy.com
Pingback posted June 9, 2010 @ 11:15 am

[...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Aaron Wiener, American Independent, John Amick, Rachel Rose Hartman, WashIndependent and others. WashIndependent said: Chart: How Have the 2010 Tea Party Candidates Fared? – http://bit.ly/ct0yg1 [...]


Noontime News Roundup – June 9, 2010 | BPI Campus
Pingback posted June 9, 2010 @ 12:02 pm

[...] Chart: How Have the 2010 Tea Party Candidates Fared? “A crop of Tea Party candidates have been shaking up primaries and special election contests this cycle. But how have they actually fared in the contests that have already been held? Below is our chart of how a select group of Tea Partiers have done in their elections thus far, including last night’s Tea Party-rich primaries” [...]


Carly Fiorina WINS California Republican Senate Primary, Will Face … | Blog News
Pingback posted June 9, 2010 @ 12:34 pm

[...] Chart: How Have the 2010 Tea Party Candidates Fared? « The … [...]


power inverter
Comment posted June 10, 2010 @ 3:30 am

These are times of finer houses,but more broken homes
Lapel Pin
forklift


monkey99
Comment posted June 10, 2010 @ 6:54 am

This comparo is a little premature…….

November is still a few months away. Get both parties in the mix, then we'll see how good the baggers have done.

With the nutcases coming out of the woodwork, there's plenty of time to see them prove to the American people what I've been saying. America can't afford the bass-ackward ideology the baggers represent.

“Silent majority”. Give me a break. They can't shut up. Just ask Rand Paul. He's STILL not done shooting down his chances. Angle's own position on Social Security has dashed her chances.
The baggers' own Barbie (re; empty-headed female) is an establishment crony, herself. She's so mesmerized her gang of lemmings that they don't quite see it yet.

November should prove very interesting, indeed.


wholesale mlb jerseys
Comment posted June 12, 2010 @ 1:20 am

Just wanna say thank you for the information you have shared


wholesale nfl jerseys
Comment posted June 12, 2010 @ 1:28 am

Thank you for your sharing.


Kirissa2000
Comment posted June 22, 2010 @ 6:01 am

It is time for a change in this country. It is time to vote for those with records of small government, or no record at all.

GO TEA PARTY CANADITES, OUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOUR VIEWS


Glenn Beck rally will be a measure of the tea party's strength
Pingback posted August 26, 2010 @ 10:18 am

[...] [...]


gucci card case
Comment posted September 30, 2010 @ 9:23 am

Thank you for your sharing.


Guest
Comment posted December 24, 2010 @ 6:47 am

For the most part, Tea Partiers are ignorant and uninformed people who tout their screwy opinions as if their opinions are the facts. Like Ross Perot’s ditzy supporters, they do more harm than good. They are rank amateurs. They should keep their screwy opinions to themselves, and let the qualified professionals in the RNC select the Republican Party’s candidattes. They and Sarah Palin continue to get on my nerves. They’re insufferable, obnoxious know-it-alls, who are, in fact, shallow, dense and clueless. The MSM loves them, because they make Republicans look like jackasses. I wish that theuy WOULD form a third party and distance themselves from Republicans like me who don’t want to have anything to do with them.


Guest
Comment posted December 24, 2010 @ 7:10 am

P.S.

Other than Michael Moore, Joy Bahar, Bill Mahar, Kathy Griffin and Chris Matthews, nobody, but NOBODY on TV annoys me more than little Miss Cutesy, Sarah Palin, does. She is the beauty pageant contestant who lost, but who won’t get off of the stage. Someone with a sheppard’s crook should hook her neck and drag her kicking and screaming off of the stage. Now, there is a visual that should delight a lot of exasperated Republicans and Democrats, alike.


RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.