The Tea Party is pretty much over for the 2014 midterm elections, with the limited-government movement losing four of yesterday’s most closely watched races in Republican primaries from Georgia to Idaho.
Karen Handel, a senior vice president of public policy for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, resigned after the breast-cancer group decided to overturn a decision to end grants to Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America may have already replaced the $680,000 in funding it lost from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation for its breast-cancer prevention programs, the group said today.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a breast cancer advocacy group, moved to blunt criticism of its decision to end funding for Planned Parenthood, even as dissent erupted within its own ranks and a wave of Web appeals was on the verge of replacing the money.
Signs of the Republican Party rift between business and the Tea Party are showing up where Democrats most want to see them: in the campaign account of Michelle Nunn, daughter of four-term Georgia Senator Sam Nunn.
Republican U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia cited frustration with “legislative gridlock” in announcing he won’t seek a third term next year, giving Democrats their first opportunity to win an open Senate seat in 2014.