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Tea Party Election Results Diluted in Highly Populated States

Tea Party supporters boasted of their 28 victories in U.S. House races. What the election results also made clear was that their appeal stopped at the border of the most densely-populated states and metropolitan areas.

Republican Carl Paladino, who had the Tea Party endorsement, took a 27 percentage-point drubbing from Democrat Andrew Cuomo in New York’s gubernatorial race. In California, Carly Fiorina failed in her Senate race.