Scottie Hughes

Tuesday's primaries are just another round of the Republican Party trying to figure out how we are going to be defined for the next 2 years going into the 2016 Presidential race. Much of the establishment would like to show certain losses as the reasons why the Tea Party/Conservative wing of the Party should not be given a seat at the table. However, we in the Tea Party see it differently. We don't have to win because as of now, we are controlling the conversation. We are making Republicans define themselves and be accountable for their votes.

Speaker John Boehner won in Ohio by 68.7% which was down from his previous campaign of 81%. While a win is still a win, this much of a drop should be very concerning to the establishment and the Boehner camp considering his closest opponent only raised around $75K in comparison to the millions in the Speaker's campaign coffers. The real interesting part of this election is how serious grumblings from his traditionally loyal supporters in the House are being voiced over whether or not they will support him for Speaker again. Boehner either not running for speaker or losing the vote would be considered a win for us.

In North Carolina, those in the Tea Party were hoping for a runoff between the establishment Tom Tillis and the Tea Party's Greg Brannon. The hope was that a runoff would give us more time for more primaries like the Chris McDaniel race in Mississippi to show the strength of the Conservative movement. Momentum is the key to winning the Grassroots effort. But let us not forget that North Carolina is truly a purple state and not one we would consider a Conservative strong State.

We need to have good candidates represent the Conservative movement, hence why not all Tea Party groups have backed Matt Bevin's bid for Senate in Kentucky. In fact the same group, The Tea Party Leadership Fund, who had been working against Boehner in Ohio, endorsed Mitch McConnell. We need to have candidates who have already been vetted and have the actual means to win an election without sacrificing their integrity.


Scottie Hughes

Scottie Nell Hughes is the news director and chief journalist for the Tea Party News Network as well as a contributor to Patriot.TV and PatriotUpdate.com.