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September 1, 2016
Happy election results for GOP 'Establishment'
Whatever this amorphous, ill-defined entity actually is, surely Paul Ryan, John McCain, and Marco Rubio are full-fledged leaders of the Washington "cartel." They must be rightly pleased that they won easily. Marco won 72 percent of the vote. McCain got 53.5 percent, and his opponent got just 37 percent. In other races, Paul Ryan wiped out his primary challenger 84 to 16 percent. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), who has been in the Senate for a decade, won by a margin of nearly 3 to 1, beating a challenger whose slogan on his bus was "Defeat the Washington Establishment." Rep. John Shimkus, a twenty-year veteran of the 15th Congressional District in Illinois, beat this Tea Party challenger. The one bright spot for "extra-strong" conservatives is Tea Party man Warren Davidson, who won in a crowded field of 15, taking John Boehner's seat. At a...(Read Full Post)