INTERACTIVE: The tea party's impact on elections

 
 
Thom Tillis and his wife Susan celebrate his victory Tuesday evening, May 6, 2014, s winning the Republican nomination over Greg Brannon and Mark Harris for the US Senate at The Omni Hotel uptown in Charlotte, N.C.
Thom Tillis and his wife Susan celebrate his victory Tuesday evening, May 6, 2014, s winning the Republican nomination over Greg Brannon and Mark Harris for the US Senate at The Omni Hotel uptown in Charlotte, N.C.
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Tuesday could be the tea party's last big chance to make a splash in the 2014 primaries. In Mississippi, movement favorite State Sen. Chris McDaniel is challenging veteran incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran, and polls suggest the race is close. The tea party's had a rough time recently--its House and Senate candidates lost in North Carolina, Kentucky, Georgia and Idaho.

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