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October 20, 2017

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Letter to the editor:

Tea Party costs GOP in elections

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There were 33 Senate seats up for grabs in this year’s election. The GOP captured eight. Why such a dismal showing? The Tea Party has to bear a lot of the blame. Missouri, Indiana and Connecticut were poised to go to the GOP, but the Tea Party got candidates on the ballot who were soundly defeated. Todd Akin lost in Missouri, Richard Mourdock lost in Indiana, and Linda McMahon lost in Connecticut.

They also made Sharron Angle their candidate in Nevada against Sen. Harry Reid in 2010 and Christine O’Donnell their Senate candidate in Delaware in 2008. That represents five Tea Party candidates who cost the GOP dearly.

The Tea Party has been a blessing in disguise for the Democrats. Hooray for the Tea Party. Keep up the good work.

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