Wake County Democratic Party Chairman Mack Paul is calling Tuesday's election results "truly a victory for all of us in Wake" and "the beginning of the end of the Tea Party movement."
In an email message today to Democrats, Paul thanks his party members for their efforts in the school board races and the municipal elections. He also touts the success of the well-funded coordinated campaign that the party used this year to boost get-out-the-vote efforts for its candidates.
"Kevin Hill's victory seals the deal on the Wake County Board of Education," Paul writes. "For the first time in two years, we will have consensus driven, sensible, pragmatic, principled and experienced leaders in the majority. They will work to deliver plans and policies that make sense for all of our children."
Paul goes to say that their efforts this year "have provided a blueprint for 2012."
"Our victory last night showed that when Democratic candidates align themselves with the values of Wake County, including access to high quality education and prudent quality of life investments, they will succeed," Paul writes. "Republicans who adhered to an extreme national Tea Party agenda became easy targets. We can proudly say that our success in Wake County heralds the beginning of the end of the Tea Party movement."