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Tea Party banks on voter discontent

Badly outspent and targeted by a withering Chamber of Commerce television ad, Woody White lost the Republican primary for an open House seat from North Carolina last year. Yet with anti-establishment Republicans riding high in the presidential race and Congress these days, the tea party-backed lawyer senses a better environment should he force a 2016 rematch with his GOP rival. "The message or desire on the part of the electorate to revolt, if you will, from the establishment is so palpable" that it may overcome fundraising advantages his opponent, freshman Rep. David Rouzer, is likely to have, White says/AP. More here.

Question: Will the Tea Party expand its elected official base in 2016?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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