May 6th, 2014
10:20 AM ET
7 months ago

Primaries will be a key test of GOP establishment-tea party battle

(CNN) - Voters in North Carolina, Indiana and Ohio on Tuesday kick off five straight weeks of primary contests that could give us a clearer indication of whether establishment Republicans have the upper hand against the tea party movement for control of the party.

The results could back up recent tough talk from Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell, who predicted big wins for incumbents facing primary challenges from the right, saying, "I think we are going to crush them everywhere."

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  1. Lynda/Minnesota

    Well here we go again trying to suggest TPers aren't your typical GOP.

    Newsflash CNN. Most Americans are in tune to the fact the there is NO TeaParty, but rather a very mixed up Republican party touting a handful of cutesy names for pandering purposes: TeaParty. Conservative. Grassroots. Astroturf.

    Get right down to it, they're all one in the same.

    May 6, 2014 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  2. Gurgyl

    Let me advise these guys, do not get scared of Obamacare, it has positive news for you,. Read Harvard business review. Yes, this ACA Law is SAVING MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN USA. TELL PUBLIC WITHOUT FEAR.

    May 6, 2014 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  3. Dems in PA

    Doesn’t matter what the primary contest results are; the Democratic Party will have major losses this November and that's the results of 6 years of failures; failures on the job market, housing market; the economy in general and of course the failure of Democratic Party health Care.

    May 6, 2014 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Dems in PA

    Doesn’t matter what the primary contest results are; the Democratic Party will have major losses this November and that's the results of 6 years of failures; failures on the job market, housing market; the economy in general and of course the failure of Democratic Party health Care.
    ---------------------------------–
    It's fascinating how some people can just construct their own realities and alternate histories. Even more amazing is how many people plug into that hive mind universe, and expand on it.

    Is the unemployment rate better than when Barack Obama first took the oath? Much better.
    Is the housing market better since Barack Obama first took the oath? Prices are rising, which is one sign of improvement.

    Is the economy better since Barack Obama first took the oath? That depends, it's been great for the 1%, but not so great everyone else because of the Republican wars on the middle class, women, the poor, the elderly, students, immigrants, injured veterans, and health care, in general.

    May 6, 2014 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  5. Sniffit

    "Voters in North Carolina, Indiana and Ohio on Tuesday kick off five straight weeks of primary contests that could give us a clearer indication of whether establishment Republicans have the upper hand against the tea party movement for control of the party."
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    Voters in North Carolina, Benghazi, Indiana and Ohio on Tuesday kick off five straight Benghazi weeks of primary contests that could give us a clearer Benghazi indication of whether establishment Republicans have the upper Benghazi hand against the tea party Benghazi movement for control of the Benghazi party.

    FIFY

    May 6, 2014 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  6. Silence DoGood

    @Gurgyl
    Let me advise these guys, do not get scared of Obamacare, it has positive news for you,. Read Harvard business review. Yes, this ACA Law is SAVING MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN USA. TELL PUBLIC WITHOUT FEAR.
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    The truth is the best counter to the lies:
    Anti-ACA conservative conspiracy lies:
    – it was passed without due process
    – hackers will steal your life savings through the web page (Fox)
    – Obama sabotaged the web page deliberately
    – Death Panels (Palin)
    – 300 million people must sign up
    – all people must sign up
    – it will only help the people who sign up
    – it will fail by itself
    – it will fail after rumors and scares
    – it will fail after the millions spent and hacker hours and rumors and scares
    – you will go to jail if you don't sign up (Paul)
    – reported security flaws
    – Hannity witnesses

    May 6, 2014 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  7. Silence DoGood

    @Sniffit
    "Voters in North Carolina, Indiana and Ohio on Tuesday kick off five straight weeks of primary contests that could give us a clearer indication of whether establishment Republicans have the upper hand against the tea party movement for control of the party."
    ===
    Voters in North Carolina, Benghazi, Indiana and Ohio on Tuesday kick off five straight Benghazi weeks of primary contests that could give us a clearer Benghazi indication of whether establishment Republicans have the upper Benghazi hand against the tea party Benghazi movement for control of the Benghazi party.

    FIFY
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    You forgot the Benghazi factor we've heard so much about.

    May 6, 2014 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  8. Dems in PA

    @Rudy NYC
    You have just constructed your own realities and alternate histories.
    Add back in the people that this administration just drops off the unemployment roles and you get the actual unemployment (welcome to reality). I guess this administration doesn’t think the million plus people they dropped with the last unemployment report are real. I see that’s the realities you live in; just not the real world.

    May 6, 2014 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  9. Thomas

    Ted Cruz / Sarah Palin 2016

    Tea For U , 1 lump or 2 ?

    May 6, 2014 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |