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Mitch McConnell beats tea party challenger in Kentucky GOP primary
Mitch McConnell beats tea party challenger in Kentucky GOP primary

Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell easily withstood a challenge from his right flank Tuesday to secure renomination for a sixth term, the first step toward his ultimate goal of leading a new Republican majority in the Senate next year. Shortly after polls closed Tuesday, the Associated Press called the GOP primary race for McConnell over Matt Bevin, a Louisville businessman who proved unable to tap into tea party frustration with Congress' establishment Republicans. McConnell now faces what will likely be a more significant challenge in the general election from Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, who glided to the Democratic nomination Tuesday. The race promises to be...

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