Tea party-backed candidate Christine O’Donnell upended nine-term Rep. Mike Castle in Delaware’s Republican Senate primary on Tuesday. Castle was the latest establishment-backed candidate to stumble as the grass-roots movement displayed its political strength. Tea partiers can claim success in some eight Republican Senate contests, a handful of GOP governors’ races and numerous House races. A snapshot of where the tea party movement made a mark in 2010:
_UTAH: Sen. Bob Bennett lost his job at the state convention in May when tea party activists and other GOP voters rallied behind Mike Lee, now the favorite in November.
_ALASKA: Lawyer and tea party favorite Joe Miller’s surprise GOP primary win has left Sen. Lisa Murkowski pondering a…
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