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June 23, 2010

The Morning After: Last Night's Winners Haley, Scott, Lee and...Palin?

Praise Jebus the primary is over in South Carolina, that was dirty. But Nikki Haley pulled out a win with 63 percent. Not bad.

Tim Scott also won in a GOP Congressional nomination last night, holding off Paul Thurmond, son of the late Strom Thurmond.

Both are victories for voters wanting to shake up the South Carolina GOP establishment. Haley, in particular, saw how desperately they fear she will shake things up from the governor's mansion. Both were endorsed by Sarah Palin, which brings her win-loss to 9-3 this cycle.

The other big victory last night was Mike Lee, who finally won the privilege of fighting for Senator Bob Bennett's seat in Utah. Both Lee and his opponent Tim Bridgewater claimed to be outsiders, but in the runoff Bridgewater got endorsements from the GOP convention and from kicked-to-the-curb Bennett. Lee had the support of the Tea Party.

Lee's win represents another score for Senator Jim DeMint's Senate Conservatives Fund.


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