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Sen. Hurt wins GOP primary for congressional seat (access required)

Tea party voters didn’t speak with one voice in Tuesday’s 5th Congressional District Republican primary, leaving the movement’s leaders to ponder its role this fall. Robert Hurt, a state senator many tea party conservatives scorned for backing a 2004 tax increase, dominated a seven-candidate primary field in the district. Hurt won with 48.4 percent of the vote, ...

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