(Manassas, Virginia) Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, issued the following statement regarding the results of the Republican primaries in Utah and South Carolina:
"The significant victories of Mike Lee in Utah and Nikki Haley, Tim Scott, and Trey Gowdy in South Carolina continue an impressive string of victories by Tea Party favored candidates against Republican establishment supported candidates.
"The GOP senators, representatives, governors, and state legislators in 2011 will be the most conservative in the last 100 years.
"The 16 month old Tea Party movement is quickly and extensively changing the Republican Party that was so strongly rejected by the American people in 2006 and 2008.
"The new Republican Party is not the 2008 party of John McCain, John Boehner, and Mitch McConnell.
"The big tent--read big-government--Republican Party of George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, Tom Delay, and Karl Rove has been swept aside and is being replaced by principled, small-government, constitutional conservatives."