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Establishment Republican beats tea party foe in Alabama primary
Establishment Republican beats tea party foe in Alabama primary

WASHINGTON - The primary runoff for a congressional seat in Alabama, seen as a bellwether in the Republican Party's civil war, closed Tuesday with establishment-backed Bradley Byrne overtaking conservative upstart Dean Young, officials said. Byrne, a former state senator and onetime candidate for governor, was backed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, while Young had the support of tea party-aligned groups. Both Republicans are opposed to taxes and President Obama's healthcare law, and intent on reducing the scope of government. But Young portrayed himself resistant to bipartisanship, while Byrne campaigned on the need to fix Washington's dysfunction. House GOP campaign...

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