The Tea Party Batting Average

| Wed Sep. 15, 2010 12:40 PM EDT

So with primary season officially over, how has the Tea Party done? Dave Weigel tots up the body count here and here, and concludes that they won in 24 out of 51 contests. That's a 47% winning record for the insurgents, and as Marcy Wheeler tweets, "To be fair to Tea Party, they're doing much better than Govt on habeas petitions: govt has won just 15 of 53 cases." Quite so.

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