Bennett was a distant third in the second round of voting among nearly 3,500 delegates, netting about 27 percent of the vote.FYI: "toxic" is career politicalese for "sour grapes". Enjoy your retirement Bob. Like I've said, Republicans have as much to fear this year as Democrats.
Wiping away tears, Bennett called the political atmosphere "toxic" and said it's, "Clear some of the votes I've cast have added to that toxic environment, looking back with one or two minor exceptions, I wouldn't cast any any differently, even if I knew it would cost me my career."
The three-term senator was targeted by Tea Party activists and other groups for supporting the first traunch of TARP, or Troubled Assets Relief Program.
Bennett, 76, is the first incumbent to lose his seat in Washington this year.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
One incumbent down... Sen. Bob Bennett (R-UT)...