September 14th, 2010
08:36 PM ET

Evening Buzz: Will Tea Party candidates cost GOP control of Senate?

Cate Vojdik
AC360° Writer

The primary season is careening to a close, complete with alleged death threats, angry voters and overheated political ads. Tonight we’ll bring you live coverage of the final major primary races unfolding today in seven states and the District of Columbia.

In two key Republican Senate races - Delaware and New Hampshire - Tea Party candidates are facing off against mainstream GOP candidates. The insurgents are aiming to drive the Republican party to the right. But if they succeed in knocking off their moderate opponents, Republican leaders fear the price will be crucial losses in November. Will Republicans’ hopes for regaining control of Congress be thwarted?

John King will be at the Magic Wall tonight, bringing us the latest results as they come in, and the best political team on television will be with us throughout the night with rolling analysis. What will today’s wins and losses mean for the midterm elections, now just seven weeks away?

We’ll also have details of the long-awaited release of Sarah Shourd, one of three American hikers who have been held in Iran for 14 months. The 32-year-old woman was reunited with her mother today in Oman, after someone posted the $500,000 bail Iranian officials had demanded. Shourd’s family says they didn’t post the bail. So where did the money come from? Nic Robertson will have the latest from Oman.

There are also new developments in the investigation of the deadly natural gas explosion in California. The utility at the center of the disaster – Pacific Gas and Electric – says it is doing everything possible to help those affected by the tragedy. But many say it’s simply not true. We’ll have all the details.

See you at 10 p.m. eastern.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Wayne

    As a registered Independent voter, I voted for Obama. And after watching him go back on just about every political promise he ever made, I have joined forces with the Tea Party Express. I have now doubt that, come November, there is going to be a shake-up within the current administration: let's call it a shot across the far left's bow of govern-ship. By this, I mean: the GOP will have no choice but to embrace the change of the current status quo.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  2. joseph jimenez

    Anderson I think the big news tonight is the fact that you and Paul are wearing the same suits. Conspiracy? By the way you both look sharp!

    September 14, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  3. Dion

    Tonight, the Party of Lincoln is quickly morphing into the Party of Palin/Rush/Beck.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  4. Leftist slant

    No they won't

    September 14, 2010 at 8:46 pm |