Richard Viguerie on the Primary Election Results: This is Not Your Father's GOP

Jun 23, 2010, 12:45 ET from Conservative HQ

MANASSAS, Va., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of, issued the following statement regarding the results of the Republican primaries in Utah and South Carolina:

"The significant victories of Mike Lee in Utah and Nikki Haley, Tim Scott, and Trey Gowdy in South Carolina continue an impressive string of victories by Tea Party favored candidates against Republican establishment supported candidates.

"The GOP senators, representatives, governors, and state legislators in 2011 will be the most conservative in the last 100 years.

"The 16-month-old Tea Party movement is quickly and extensively changing the Republican Party that was so strongly rejected by the American people in 2006 and 2008.

"The new Republican Party is not the 2008 party of John McCain, John Boehner, and Mitch McConnell.

"The big tent--read big-government--Republican Party of George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, Tom Delay, and Karl Rove has been swept aside and is being replaced by principled, small-government, constitutional conservatives."

NOTE TO EDITORS:  Richard A. Viguerie pioneered political direct mail and has been called "one of the creators of the modern conservative movement" (The Nation magazine) and one of the "conservatives of the century" (Washington Times).  He is the author of Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause.

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