What Do the Primary Results Say, If Anything, About the 2010 Elections?

The stage is set for some fierce and fascinating contests in the fall.

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Many of the competitive primaries are now over. Can anybody tell me what happened? A series of statewide races produced a gang of new and unusual political contenders—­­and made apparent the considerable energy and unrest among voters. But did a pattern emerge? Do the results tell us where we’re going to end up in November? We’ve got corporate women winning as well as Tea Party favorites. Sarah Palin showed endorsement muscle. Big Labor took some hits, as did a bunch of incumbents—but not all. People lost on the left and the right. What’s clear is that the stage is set for some fierce and fascinating contests in the fall. I’d like to hear your thoughts on what the primaries told us about the political landscape and the coming elections. Drop me a note at editor@usnews.com.

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