This is not how tea partiers had hoped things would turn out this year.
Grassroots conservatives entered 2014 hoping establishment Senate Republicans seeking re-election would be vulnerable to primary challenges: Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; John Cornyn, R-Texas; and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., to name a few.
But in every instance, they've failed - in some cases, miserably. So far, they've lost every one of their intra-party Senate challenges. But the near-toppling of Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran in June has given the remaining tea party-backed Senate challengers a slim hope for victory. This week's primaries offer the grassroots conservatives a last gasp at ousting some incumbents...
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
The tea party's last gasp this year - CBS News: