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A tea party Democrat challenges Dan Burton

Via Jim Geraghty, who has some fun at the expense of a spin-happy "senior Obama aide," we finally know the coda to the story of Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.), who barely survived his primary after a dogpile by six "tea party" challengers. Burton's Democratic opponent, Tim Crawford, is a 29-year-old first-time candidate who, not to put too fine a point on it, hates the Democratic Party. His campaign site is thin on the issues, making clear only that he opposes Democrats' stances. We get more clarity from Facebook:

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There's very little attention being paid to primaries in competitive House districts Tuesday, but we should be on the lookout for candidates who sneak through their primaries despite being totally disconnected from their party's base -- a pretty clear sign of voter fatigue in that party.

By David Weigel  |  May 17, 2010; 6:06 PM ET
Categories:  2010 Election  
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