Posts by John Parkinson

  • What Happened to the Tea Party?

    John Parkinson at ABC News Blogs1 yr ago

    Some of the Republican Party's most controversial House members are clinging to narrow leads in races where only a few votes are left to count.

    Rep. Michele Bachmann, the chairwoman of the Tea Party Caucus, led by almost 2,300 votes with 84 percent of precincts reporting as of early this morning. That race is still too close to call and shifted back and forth all night long.

    Rep. Allen West of Florida, one of the most outspoken Republicans in the House of Representatives, trailed Patrick Murphy by fewer than 3,000 votes with all precincts reporting. The race is still too close to call, according both to ABC News and the Associated Press, but barring surprises, West looks poised to lose.

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