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David Broder on the big hit against big government

By Ed O'Keefe

"The Dean" David Broder weighs in today on Tuesday's primary elections and finds that once again big government helped derail some candidacies.

Broder spoke with Sen. Robert Bennett (R-Utah), long a popular Utah senator whose reelection bid ended this month when Tea Party activists endorsed someone else:

"I'll tell you what is new," he said. "There is this thing called the federal government. It's big and intimidating, and it's out of control. And whoever you are, and whatever your title, or your history, or your individual voting record, if you are part of it, you find yourself having to defend it. And sometimes, it just looks indefensible to them."
... "We prepared for the county conventions like we never had before. We had every precinct covered, and we set our turnout quotas at twice the level we had ever seen before. We hit or exceeded our quotas almost everywhere, and we were swamped. People came out of the woodwork to vote against anyone they associated with the federal government."

Read David's full column and leave your thoughts in the comments section below

By Ed O'Keefe  | May 20, 2010; 9:30 AM ET
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