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Tea Party took steam out of Senate bid

Losses derailed GOP push to seize chamber

Senate candidate Sharron Angle conceded defeat to Harry Reid at an election party in Las Vegas yesterday. Despite low approval ratings, Reid fended off his Tea Party-backed challenger. Senate candidate Sharron Angle conceded defeat to Harry Reid at an election party in Las Vegas yesterday. Despite low approval ratings, Reid fended off his Tea Party-backed challenger. (David Becker/Getty Images)
By Mark Arsenault
Globe Staff / November 4, 2010

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WASHINGTON — The anger and energy of the Tea Party movement helped the GOP secure control of the US House on Tuesday, analysts said, but probably hamstrung efforts to take over the Senate. (Full article: 997 words)

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