CNN Projects McConnell To Win In Kentucky

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Courtesy: CNN Sen. Mitch McConnell, (R) Kentucky, candidate for re-election to U.S. Senate in 2014. Official portrait from Mitch McConnell U.S. Senate office.

CNN – It was billed as the day’s marquee primary battle, but in the end it was an easy night for Mitch McConnell.

CNN projects that the five-term senator from Kentucky — who’s the top Republican in the chamber — will defeat tea party-backed challenger Matt Bevin in Tuesday’s primary.

Kentucky is one of six states holding primaries on Tuesday and, again, anti-establishment candidates face long odds in high-profile Republican showdowns.

While his primary battle ended up easier than originally expected, McConnell now faces a much tougher test, as he battles Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes in November’s general election.

Grimes, a rising Democratic star who faced no real opposition in her party’s Senate primary, already has had big names — such as former President Bill Clinton — team up with her on the campaign trail.

1 Comment

  • Sarah 1

    McConnell will enjoy this momentary pleasure of winning the primary because in November he will be removed from his current position. Alison Grimes the Democrat exceeded McConnell’s votes by fifty thousand. It is a happy day in Kentucky!
    More Republicans need to pay heed as far as helping the poor rather than the rich.

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