The Tea Party favored candidates in the statewide races were swept to victory in yesterday’s runoff.  The grassroots activists turned out the vote for their candidates in stunning numbers.

Dan Forest buried his opponent for Lieutenant Governor, beating him with 68% of the vote.  Dan campaigned tirelessly across the state and had the enthusiasm and endorsement of Tea Party groups from the coast to the mountains.  He will face full-on progressive Democrat Linda Coleman in November.  Ms. Coleman believes we must “hold industry, government and the business community accountable when it comes to natural resource consumption”.  She will advocate for “Clean Green policies” and will ensure “a smooth implementation” of Obamacare.

Mike Causey smacked down Richard Morgan for Insurance Commissioner with 57% of the vote.  Causey also traveled the state from end to end, garnering support from Tea Party groups.   Morgan was a former House Rep. with a bad reputation, even among voters in his own County of Moore.  Causey defeated him there by 2 to 1.   (more…)