Supporters of America’s newest political movement were cheering last night.
The Tea Party saw two Senators elected.
Despite standing as Republicans they’re unhappy with the party’s mainstream policies.
In Florida, Marco Rubio won his seat campaigning for smaller government and greater economic responsibility.
“We make a great mistake if we believe that tonight these results are somehow an embrace of the Republican Party,” he said.
“What they are is a second chance. A second chance for Republicans to be what they said they were going to be not so long ago.”
In Kentucky too the Tea Party candidate, Rand Paul, won support by opposing President Obama’s stimulus plan and health care reform.
“I have a message. A message from the people of Kentucky,” Rand announced in his victory speech.
“We’ve come to take our government back.”
Many Republicans want to temper the Tea Party’s influence.
With two senators elected the movement now promises to be a powerful voice in American politics.