With House Majority Leader Eric Cantor‘s historic defeat in yesterday’s Virginia GOP primary, the Tea Party movement has managed to score an impressive victory after a series of failed challenges against other Republican incumbents.
National Review Online’s Joel Gehrke has already sorted out the winners & losers. I tend to agree with him that immigration reform is dead for this year & that the divisions within the GOP will continue to play themselves out.
Can it happen here in Massachusetts? Will Tea Party candidates (or candidates supported by the Tea Party) field enough GOP candidates who, if they win, have enough votes to replace current House Republican Minority Leader Brad Jones with someone more attuned to the party’s grassroots? We’ll have to wait & see, won’t we?