More reasons for incumbents to worry after Tuesday night’s election results

June 3, 2010 06:07

Tuesday’s primaries gave establishment candidates another reason to worry in a year filled with anti-incumbent sentiment.

By Sean J. Miller at The Hill

Two more lawmakers lost and several party favorites didn’t make it make it to the general election.
And with several establishment candidates on ballot next week, they are balancing party loyalty with an attempt to appeal to independent voters.

One of the biggest lessons that may have come out of Tuesday’s results was voter trust.
Rep. Parker Griffith (R-Ala.), who crossed the aisle and became a Republican in December, said he lost his primary Tuesday because GOP voters never trusted him.


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