Tea Party, with help from York County, plans grassroots takeover of GOP

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From the York Daily Record:

At first glance, Tuesday’s primary went badly for York County’s contingent of the Tea Party.

Most of the candidates they backed — for local congressman, governor, lieutenant governor and two statehouse seats — took a beating from the Republican mainstream they’d identified as the enemy.

But they also managed to get a majority on the county’s delegation to the state Republican committee.

Lee Ann Burkholder is one of those new state committee members. She said they’ve taken the first steps toward a strategy that will eventually give the Tea Party a far more powerful position within the Pennsylvania Republican Party, and within state politics as a whole.

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