Sen. Arlen Specter got his old, useless, opportunistic ass handed to him by Democratic primary voters in Pennsylvania today. And over in Arkansas pseudodem Sen. Blanche Lincoln failed to clear 50% of the vote in the Democratic primary—she's tied at 43% with her actualdem challenger—and faces a June runoff against Arkansas Lt. Gov. Bill Halter. And Democrats held onto the seat of recently deceased Dem Congressman John Murtha in a special election—a special election previously spun as "a preview of how the midterm elections could go this fall." So, hey, good preview. And in Kentucky tea party favorite Rand Paul, son of Ron, beat the GOP-backed candidate in the Republican primary for an open US senate seat.
Seems like pretty good news all around. So long, Arlen.
Paul is a favorite of the Tea Party activists in the state, who believe in fiscal discipline and championing the under-represented, but Paul said he didn't think his choice of venue sent an unusual message. "I guess some people could argue that. But I think it is a beautiful place."
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