John D. Jacob, an ally of Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO), lost his bid to unseat Chris Cannon (R-UT) in a party primary. The vote was 55.7% to 44.2%. This election is important because Jacob attacked Cannon for being “soft” on immigration. (Tom Tancredo is the leader is the current leader of the Know-Nothing wing of the Republican Party.)
The victory is even sweeter for pro-growth Republicans because Tancredo weakened his own ally:
Tom Tancredo’s PAC sponsored some particularly nasty ads against Cannon, that had Jacob apologizing on radio constantly for the last two weeks about non-authorized ads. Big momentum loser and got Jacob significantly off message.