GOP establishment 1, tea party 0 after North Carolina Senate primary
May 6th, 2014
11:03 PM ET
9 years ago

GOP establishment 1, tea party 0 after North Carolina Senate primary

(CNN) - In the intraparty battle for the GOP, score Round 1 for the Republican establishment over the tea party.

CNN projects that North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis has won the state's GOP Senate primary. Tillis, who was backed by many mainstream.


Filed under: North Carolina • Republican Party • Senate
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. S. B. Stein

    I would love to see more tea party victories so that they can be blamed (properly) for lack of progress in getting things done. Once that is clearly seen, they'll never get elected again.

    May 6, 2014 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  2. Thomas

    Sarah Palin / Ted Cruz

    Green Eggs And Spam .

    May 7, 2014 01:26 am at 1:26 am |
  3. secular integrity

    Have we awakened? I must have missed what the Republicans have done for us again . They are controlled by a very small group of people, many of whom offshore their money to avoid paying taxes, yet want absolute control over where tax dollars are spent, nice.

    May 7, 2014 06:30 am at 6:30 am |
  4. Gurgyl

    This time Entire NC knows the nonsense from Shut-Down, not Expanding Medicare. Republican idiots are in biggest trouble. Just vote straight democratic ticket. Yes, now Economy is lot better than ever before. We are hiring now.

    May 7, 2014 06:55 am at 6:55 am |
  5. GOP = Greed Over People

    While I applaud the GOP establishment for winning the primary, I will miss the lunatic fringe, yammerin' about "part piurity", which provided us with a true window into the bagger mindset, of racism, bigotry and sexism!

    May 7, 2014 07:31 am at 7:31 am |
  6. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    It would appear that even Republicans are tired of the disrespectful, irrational, "take our country back" crazies within the Republican Party.
    Yes Teatards, you too are Republicans.

    May 7, 2014 07:56 am at 7:56 am |
  7. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA - Take Back the House

    The party of 'Take Away Your Vote" has chosen a conservafascists who wants to repeal Obamacare and restrict voting rights. I think turnouot in North Carolina will be extremely high for democrats because when you try and restrict people from voting, guess what? They go out and vote.

    May 7, 2014 07:56 am at 7:56 am |