Tag Archives: Randy Wilkinson

Ballot-Listed Tea Party Candidates Did Not “Spoil” Any Election for the Republican Nominee

Ballot Access News:

In the 2010 election, Tea Party candidates appeared on the general election ballot under the “Tea Party” label, for federal or state office, in Florida, Nevada, and New Jersey. Even though there were 17 Tea Party nominees in races with both a Democrat and a Republican also in the race, there is no instance at which the Tea Party nominee seems to have altered the outcome of the winner.… Read more ...

Tea Party of Florida not doing well in early results

From the results coming in thread:

In FL-12, Republican Dennis Ross has solidly won. Florida Tea Party candidate Randy Wilkinson sagged in the polls to 11% with 95% reporting. Peg Dunmire is at 3.3%, despite her $250k investment in the race, with 84% reporting.

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Newt Gingrich Targeting TEA Party Candidate Randy Wilkinson in FL-12

The latest from The Ledger:

“Hi, this is Newt Gingrich…Florida Democrats have created a fake Tea political party to split our conservative vote and keep (House Speaker) Nancy Pelosi in power.

“The liberals’ fake Tea Party candidate for your district is Randy Wilkinson.

“Don’t be fooled by Wilkinson’s Tea Party label.

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Poll Shows 18% Would Vote for a Tea Party Candidate Over Major Parties in TX

Earlier today IPR reported on the results for the Green and Libertarian Parties in various Texas statewide races. However, I later found one really interesting question wedged in the results.

Q20. Do you consider yourself to be part of the Tea Party movement?
1. Yes 31%
2. No 69%
Q24.

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Is the Tea Party Really Independent?

David Weigel, back from his journalistic grave, recently posted an interesting analysis of the Tea Party movment’s political affiliations. He writes:

This is the fear that Democrats fervently hope is legitimate: The Tea Party will tear the GOP apart. But Tea Party activists aren’t acting the part. On the contrary, any attempt to break away and split conservative votes for the midterms is met with several megatons of force, from the courts to the Fox News studio.

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