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Can Anti-establishment Republicans Give the GOP a Senate Majority?

As Ron Paul’s legion of dedicated supporters march to victory in state convention after state convention, there is evidence that the libertarian-leaning Texan’s influence might be felt in the Senate, as well.

Reports in several news outlets are chronicling the nationwide success of several anti-establishment Republican candidates in bringing down the GOP’s vaunted “big tent.”

Take Deb Fischer of Nebraska, for example. Fischer, described as a “little-known and massively underfunded conservative upstart,” threw a huge wrench into the establishment’s works by winning the Republican primary for U.S. Senate last Tuesday. Fischer bested not only the mainstream GOP candidate, Attorney General Jon Bruning, but the Tea Party alternative, State Treasurer Don Stenberg, as well.


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