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September 14th, 2010
10:11 PM ET

Will Tea Party candidates cost GOP control of Senate?: Join the Live Chat

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.

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  1. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    They all have to straight up their act.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  2. Janis Hewitt

    Aren't they always at a party...political schmooz fests regardless of honoree.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  3. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    I wouldn't count out Tea Party long-shot candidates too soon. Scott Brown was a longer shot and won in a heavily Democratic state.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  4. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    @Justin, Minneapolis, "I think that the Tea Party is a bit TOO extreme to actually be a viable party."

    Extremes on the left and extremes on the right. I could not vote for either one.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  5. Elliott R

    Looks like Democrats will win big time this fall.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  6. Libby

    The tea bag movement is definitely getting their members out in these primaries. :-O People here in Anchorage still cannot believe that Lisa Murkowski lost to an unknown candidate. Lisa was so far ahead in the polls that many of her supporters didn't bother voting. They all figured she had this one easily. She said on our news tonight that she'll announce by Friday if she'll wage a write-in or not.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  7. Sue R. Canton MI.

    I think the tea party movement is going to have a lot of influence on this falls election.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  8. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    There are tea party so busy to vote after who wins tonight..... I hope not....... I prefer better Democrats than Tea Party Republicans do.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  9. Emily

    Rangel is looking Very confident, isn't he?!

    September 14, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  10. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Joe is at a party!

    September 14, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  11. Marky

    I am not a Republican by any means, but they really should have capitalized on the uneasiness the people had towards the Tea Party around a year ago. But instead of taking power away from the Tea Party, they placated them and let them do as they wish and now its coming back to bite them.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  12. Emily

    @David, Indiana,
    "These are rough primaries."

    I think that they are very strange too!
    I still can't believe that Bloomberg endorsed Rangel. 😦

    September 14, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  13. Dion

    Tea Party candidates are quite similar to the current GOP line up regarding the issue of governance. Both lack the capability of governing this country.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  14. Jose Toha

    I hope it costs them the Senate, the only other alternative would be that the Tea Party movement wins them the senate and that is a scary scenario.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  15. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Is it possible for her to drop out before November?

    September 14, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  16. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    What are the Tea Party bunch thinking? How can they believe that someone like O'Donnell can win in a general election? No wonder the Democrats are celebrating.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  17. Justin, Minneapolis

    I think that the Tea Party is a bit TOO extreme to actually be a viable party. I guess the best way I can equate it would be look at when the green party first came around, they distracted the liberal vote a tad, much like the Tea Party is trying to attract the GOP into making it their views, however people who are fed up with Dems will go the extreme route, and people who have half a brain will continue to be with the GOP instead of the extremest side of the party. Over all I think it will be an interesting show-down....

    September 14, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  18. Janis Hewitt

    It's really hard to tell if the Tea Party movement is real. They have received so much attention because they are the 'new and improved' label for Republicans. Wonder if it has legs. May be this election year but what happens when the hoopla dies down?

    September 14, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  19. Emily

    Question:
    I wonder if any of the Tea Party candidates were to be elected to the Senate if they would be able to pass Bills, etc. They are so anti-establishment, or running as if they are...

    September 14, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  20. Dion

    Is the culture war returning in Delaware. This is not the issue that will carry over in the election.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  21. carla

    paul is not going to washington

    September 14, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  22. carla

    i wonder will the republican castle back her...be a trooper

    September 14, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  23. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    The Tea Party candidates could very well cost the GOP some victories this fall. Reminds me of when Ross Perot ran for President back in 1992. If he hadn't ran, his votes could have gone to Bush or Clinton. The results back then may have drastically changed. Obviously, the Tea Party candidates are Republicans but not following the "mainstream" way of thinking. Interesting that Trent Lott wants to co-opt with them.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  24. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I was afraid this was going to happen. O'Donnell's win is a huge blunder! No one from the religious right has any chance of winning in November.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  25. Libby

    Crazy how badly that guy, Rick Lazio, is losing his primary in NY. Wow. :-O

    September 14, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  26. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I also agree friends & neighbors said, we need know and answer what happened to gas line, it was explosion so loud in San Burno CA, I am feel pain for them lost love ones so dear.......

    September 14, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  27. Kenya

    Interesting primary season. Hi everyone.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  28. lisal -canada

    i just love the word "gubernatorial" – i really do. if i say it three times in a row, for some reason i always end up laughing. really enjoying the primaries this year - good coverage.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  29. David, Indiana

    Good evening Anderson, Isabel, Emily, Starr, Megan, Sree, Nicole, everyone.

    Even with all that highly negative campaigning against her, Christine O'Donnell managed a victory. Is that due to the Tea Party backing, Sarah Palin's support, or is she skilled at running a campaign in Delaware by virtue of her experience.

    These are rough primaries.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  30. carla

    look at o'donnell she can't even believe that she won

    September 14, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  31. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Good evening Anderson & Team 360.

    Hi David, Isabel, Nichole, Nancy, Emily, Megan, Jo Ann OH, Mike, Casey, everyone...

    Wow! The Tea Party seems to have come through.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  32. Sue R. Canton MI.

    @Samantha Rowley,,Yes this should be a very interesting election season.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  33. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi! I'm glad to see the end of the primaries. Your discussions are fascinating tonight–as always.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  34. shelleyt

    While I understand that Delaware has chosen a Rep candidate that has little chance of winning in November, I can't help but feel very embarrassed for the people of Delaware! I mean, SERIOUSLY??

    September 14, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  35. DENA Richmond, VA

    Anderson, what's the latest information on the primary in DC between "Fenty" and "Gray"?

    September 14, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  36. Emily

    Very surprised that Mike Castle lost.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  37. carla

    i told the people that the republican party would be fired...and fired by the tea party...priceless

    September 14, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  38. Dion

    Good evening. It has been an interesting night so far.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  39. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening Anderson and everyone. Pop corn and sell tickets to the live show where Republicans throw their own people under the bus or play the game "who is the most conservative"??

    September 14, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  40. Emily

    Good evening Anderson, Isha, 360°Team, Jo Ann, Mike, David & Isabel, Megan, Nicole, Sree, Nancy, Gloria, Starr, & Bloggers!

    September 14, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  41. Chi

    Good evening, AC and 360ers 🙂

    September 14, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  42. Janis Hewitt

    Hello 360ers. Glad I found my way here tonight.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  43. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    I think the Tea Party just want to upset the "native" Republicans.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  44. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    Good evening everyone –

    hope all is well with everyone! Have not been around much.

    Looks like Anderson has been rocking lately!

    September 14, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  45. Fere

    I don't know about your viewers but November can't get here soon enough for me. Things need to start changing soon!!!!

    September 14, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  46. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Good evening everyone.
    Looking forward to tonights show.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  47. Lori, CA

    Hi Anderson! Hi Everyone!

    September 14, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  48. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    Good evening Anderson, AC360 Team and bloggers.

    Politics is in the air...just watched my own state's gubernatorial debate tonight. With the current primaries in full swing, this should be an interesting election season.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  49. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Megan, Isha, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, (Danie), Lori, (Adelaide), Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, Casey, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha, others and my friend Facebook Bloggers!!!!

    Thanks for coming in for join us tonight! 😀
    Congrats for O'Donnell winner tonight!!!

    September 14, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  50. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone!

    September 14, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
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