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Published: 06/9/10

Tea Party Results Mixed in House Primaries; Upsets, New Faces Emerge

By  Patricia Murphy - Politics Daily
Tea Party Results Mixed in House Primaries; Upsets, New Faces Emerge

Primary elections for House races in 11 states Tuesday produced a grab bag of big names, come-from-behind upsets, former congressional aides seeking seats, and insurgent Tea Party candidates who won some, lost some, but left no doubt that the nascent political movement is a force to be reckoned with. The night produced new faces -- including some with familiar names -- poised to become their parties' rising stars. In New Jersey, former NFL lineman Jon Runyan, 36, won the GOP primary over local Tea Party candidate Justin Murphy. The Philadelphia Eagles star and political novice used outsider...

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