In Utah, Haitian-American and Mormon, Mia Love won an open House seat previously held by a Democrat who had narrowly defeated her in 2012.
Finally, Tim Scott won his race for the U.S. Senate. Scott was appointed
|Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC)|
All three candidates were strongly supported by the Tea Party.
Democrats will undoubtedly say that this doesn't prove anything as these candidates did not hold traditional Democratic views like most African-Americans. But that actually is an argument against the claim that the Tea Party is racist. If the Tea Party is deciding whether to support black candidates based on the views they hold rather than their skin color that by definition means the Tea party is not racist.