We could get used to this. The "this" being real conservatives winning Republican primaries. And Jim DeMint has been taking a leading role in making it happen of late.
DeMint's Senate Conservatives Fund has been recruiting, seeking out and endorsing genuine conservatives to run for the Republican US Senate nomination in their respective states - many times in direct opposition to what the Republican Senatorial Committee has been doing. And last night he had another win.
Mike Lee won the Utah GOP's Senate nomination over Tim Bridgewater by 51% to 49% in a hard fought primary. This was after both Lee and Bridgewater defeated incumbent Republican Senator Bob Bennett at the Utah GOP state convention several weeks ago.
This comes after DeMint's PAC has already been instrumental in raising the visibility for Marco Rubio in Florida, Sharon Angle in Nevada, Rand Paul in Kentucky. The biggest loss for the PAC so far was with Chuck DeVore out in California...but again, that's California. The PAC is also endorsing Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania and Ken Buck in Colorado.
From the Politico:
Tuesday's nomination of Mike Lee for the Senate by Utah Republicans served up yet another reminder about what this tumultuous and unpredictable election year might mean for next year’s Congress: The decorous and staid U.S. Senate could get a lot rowdier in 2011.