Tea Party Protester Wins New York State Assembly Race
Dean Murray, Tea Party activist, has been elected to the New York state assembly!
The Tea Party followers can boast about their first elected official. Dean Murray, a 45-year-old Long Island, N.Y., businessman who organized Tea Party protests, will be sworn in as the new Republican state assemblyman representing Long Island's eastern 3rd Assembly District on Monday, after being certified the winner of a special election held last Tuesday.
Murray beat his Democratic opponent 51% to 49%, and is believed to be the first Tea Party organizer who has attained public office. The district had been in Democratic hands for the past 13 years.