Gubernatorial hopeful Bob Vander Plaats lost to Terry Branstad
Congressional District 1, congressman hopeful Mark French lost to Denny Rehberg
New Jersey -
Four of five incumbent Republican congressmen faced Tea party opponents in their primaries and all four incumbents won, all four tea party candidates lost.
South Carolina -
Tea Party darling and Gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley didn't lose but she couldn't get over the 50% threshold to avoid a runoff. The Republican Governor's Association is now trying to help her save face by trying to force Gresham Barrett to concede the runoff before it begins. To me, the fact that the national GOP Governors association feels it needs to do this makes Haley look weaker.
South Dakota -