Jun 02, 2010
Alabama Voters Reject Parker Griffith: Message Delivered?
Representative Parker Griffith was defeated for re-election tonight in his primary in Alabama’s 5th district. National Republicans, led by the NRCC, warmly embraced Griffith’s party switch and the entire Alabama Republican Congressional delegation endorsed Griffith. House Republican Leader John Boehner traveled to the district. This comes on the heels of the embarrassing loss by NRCC “Young Gun” Vaughn Ward last week and the recent defeats of NRCC chosen candidates Tim Burns (PA-12), Jeff Reetz (KY-03) and Mary Beth Buchanan (PA-04).
“For me, personally, it’s a priority,” Cantor told POLITICO. [POLITICO, 3/27/10]
Huntsville Tea Party founder, “We are sending a message to the national Republican establishment: stay out of our primary.” [FOX News, 6/1/10]