Vote turnout disappoints leadership of Tea Party

Tuesday’s low voter turnout dismayed DeSoto County’s Don Daniels, one of the region’s Tea Party organizers, but he’s optimistic Republican nominee Alan Nunnelee will win the 1st Congressional District seat in November.

“We’re going to redouble our efforts,” Daniels said Wednesday about his conservative political organization. “It’s not the American thing to do to sit at home on election day.”

Turnout for the GOP primary was 38,435 or about 6,000 votes below the Republican vote for Congress two years ago and nearly 105,000 below the overall 2008 primary day vote, which included a competitive Democratic race and presidential primaries.

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5/3/10