Outsiders Gain Upper Hand in Key Primaries

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Tuesday's key primaries proved yet again that political outsiders may indeed have the upper hand in this fall's midterm elections.

A battle is shaping up between the White House and the Tea Party in Colorado. And this is due to Tea Party candidate Ken Buck, who beat Republican-backed establishment candidate Jane Norton.

"Republicans have been sending their elected officials back to Washington D.C. to change Congress and instead those Republicans have been changed by Congress," Buck said. "It Is time Republicans start acting like Republicans."

CBN News Sr. Editor John Waage gave his insight on the Tuesday primary results and what can be expected come November.  Click play for his latest comments, following David Brody's report.  Also, watch Waage's previous comments on the CBN News Morning show here.

Buck will now face off against Sen. Michael Bennett, D-Colo., who is backed by President Barack Obama. While Bennett is the current U.S. senator, this is the first time he has actually ran for election.

He was hand picked over a year ago to replace outgoing Sen. Ken Salazar. Most political experts were beginning to write Bennett off thinking his liberal opponent Andrew Romanoff would win.

"To the pundits and the talking heads, I have a simple message -- welcome to Colorado," Bennett said.

In a couple other notable races, Connecticut Republican nominee Linda McMahon, the former executive of the controversial World Wrestling Entertainment empire, is another first time politician.

"I am honored to be the nominee from CT," McMahon said.

In Georgia, there is a very close race between the two Republicans vying for the governor's nomination.

Both candidates were backed by some possible 2012 presidential contenders. Nathan Deal was backed by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich while Karen Handel had the support of Sarah Palin and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. But the story of that race was overshadowed by Tuesday evening's victories.

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