Three big political players were facing stiff competition and angry bases.
And all three brushed those opponents aside with relative ease Tuesday night.
Arizona's John McCain, Florida's Marco Rubio and embattled former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz all won their parties nominations to be elected for another term in Congress.
That despite millions of dollars spent against their candidacies by upstarts, some deep pocketed, fueled by anger at politics as usual. But that seemed to fizzle when the votes came in.