Bennett after his lose (AP)
The Tea Party is flexing it's muscles. Utah Republican Senator Robert Bennett was denied a fourth term in the United States Senate over objections from Tea Party activists. Tea Party members were angry at Bennett for supporting the bank bailout and collaborating with democrats on health care reform.
The Washington Post reported:
The national "tea party" movement toppled its first incumbent Saturday as long-serving Sen. Robert F. Bennett (Utah) was defeated at the Utah Republican Party's nominating convention, the most powerful demonstration yet of the anti-Washington tide that is altering the nation's political landscape.
Bennett, seeking a fourth term after 18 years in office...