For proof that the Tea Party can still influence a Republican election, take a look at the incredible situation going on in the Indiana Republican race for a U.S. Senate seat.
Introducing Richard Mourdock, the Indiana State Treasurer, the Republican challenger and Tea Party darling who's running against Dick Lugar, the third-most senior member of the Senate. Lugar has served since 1976.
Longitme Republican Senator Dick Lugar was defeated by Tea-Party backed challenger Richard Mourdock in the Indiana GOP primary last night. Lugar's stature in Washington couldn't have been higher, but his political stock had seriousl... Read Post
In January 2011, Tea Party Express co-founder Sal Russo had dinner with a then-little known candidate who was preparing to become the tea party's Republican alternative in the Indiana U.S. Senate race. Richard Mourdock, Indiana's St... Read Post