Politics & Government

August 25, 2010 6:39 AM

Tea party, Palin put GOP establishment on the ropes in Florida, Alaska

Rick Scott, a political outsider who advocated an Arizona-style state crackdown on illegal immigrants, beat Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum for that state's GOP gubernatorial nomination Tuesday, while U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska's Republican senator, was trailing and fighting for her political life in that state's GOP primary against an opponent backed by Sarah Palin.

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