Could this be the beginning of the end for establishment politicians? On April 20th of this year Newsmax.com had a headline that read Utah Tea Party: We've Taken Over the State GOP.
And now recently they have ousted current sitting Senator "Bailout Bob" Bennett:
"SALT LAKE CITY – Once-popular Sen. Bob Bennett fell victim to a growing national conservative movement with his stunning defeat at Utah's GOP convention.
Delegates voted Saturday to bar the 76-year-old senator from seeking a fourth term, making him the first congressional incumbent to be ousted this year and demonstrates the challenges candidates face from the right in 2010.
Bennett was under fire for voting to bail out Wall Street, co-sponsoring a bipartisan bill mandating health insurance coverage and for aggressively pursuing earmarks."
Interestingly enough, Mitt Romney supported this supposed "conservative" Senator. No surprise there seeing as Mr. Romney is always putting his Mitts where they don't belong.
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