The Tea Party Express has already said that their number one target is taking a senate seat from Nebraska Democrat Ben Nelson. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t going to try and primary a few Republicans along the way.
First to get a challenger? Maine’s Olympia Snowe.
Via The Fix:
Tea Party activist Andrew Ian Dodge just announced his candidacy against Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) in the 2012 primary.
Dodge leads the Maine Tea Party Patriots and has been weighing a campaign in recent months. At a small press conference at CPAC, he said he feels called to run.
He joins former congressional candidate Scott D’Amboise in the primary with Snowe.
Neither is considered a top-flight candidate, but Snowe could have problems against a legitimate tea party challenge, given her moderate record in the Senate.
Maine just elected a tea partier, Paul LePage, as its governor.
LePage, as a family friend of Snowe, is unlikely to be providing support to Dodge, despite their Tea Party roots.
On the bright side, should Dodge not get into senate, he can still fall back on his heavy metal music career.
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