Election Preview: Local Primaries Get Tea Party Push

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Today's primaries may feel local, but they are getting a national push. Sarah Palin visited South Carolina on behalf of gubernatorial candidate, Nikki Haley. Palin's appearance catapulted the candidate to the head of the polls. Nevada's Senate primary is also a Tea Party election, according to Takeaway Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich. There, Tea Party candidate Sharron Angle seems positioned to win the primary, which will pit her against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. This bodes well for Reid as Tea Party candidates have a hard time winning national elections.

Along with Todd Zwillich and Mark Quinn, host of South Carolina ETV's Public Affairs program, "The Big Picture," we take a look around the country at today's elections.


Todd Zwillich

Produced by:

Hsi-Chang Lin

Comments [1]


If, as Mark Quinn says (and as John Hockenberry found hilarious), "South Carolina is the 'Deepwater Horizon' of American politics," just what does that make Chicago?

Jun. 08 2010 09:07 PM

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