The Tea Party came up short in its latest test against an incumbent Republican, as Orrin Hatch buried Dan Liljenquist by 34 points in the Utah Republican Primary. The 78-year-old Hatch is seeking his seventh term as a Senator.

Another survivor is Democrat Charlie Rangel, who topped a crowded field in a newly formed New York Congressional district. Many thought Rangel, who was censured by the House in 2010 for various ethics violations, would be in trouble in the primary, but he managed to slip past his top opponent, Adriano Espaillat by five points.

Here’s more speculation about the Romney Veep pick, with a list that seems pretty right on to me.

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