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Gov. Bob McDonnell Reacts to Recent Tea Party Momentum

By: Jennifer Black Email
By: Jennifer Black Email

September 15, 2010

When it comes to mid-term elections across the nation, the tea party is picking up momentum. Gov. Bob McDonnell made predictions in Madison County Wednesday, saying he believes 7 or 8 additional Republicans will be elected governor this year.

"I think there's an outstanding chance for the House to pick up 41 seats and have the House of Reps. go back to the Republican Party," said Gov. McDonnell.

In New York, tea party candidate Carl Paladino won the Republican governor's nomination, and in Delaware, Christine O'Donnell stole the Republican nomination from nine-term congressman Mike Castle.

Governor McDonnell believes the dynamics of this week's primaries foreshadow what is in store come November.

"I really think that the ideas that are advanced by the people in the tea party and the Republican Party that say look we have to be fiscally responsible in this country. Cut spending, focus on jobs, focus on economic development, that's what most people are concerned about in our country going forward," said Gov. McDonnell.


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