Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Kentucky's Mitch McConnell wins another term in U.S. Senate


Los Angeles Times | November 4, 2014 | 4:15 PM

Republican leader Mitch McConnell moved closer to the job he has always wanted, winning another Senate term on a night he hopes to become majority-leader-in-waiting. McConnell defeated Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes and the arrayed power of the national Democratic Party. The Associated Press projected the result.

Polls showed the race to be tight until the last few weeks, when the Senate minority leader opened up a small but consistent lead, helped by an artfully played GOP campaign and Lundergan Grimes’ refusal to answer when asked repeatedly if she had voted for President Obama.

As in other states, the unpopular Obama served as a detriment to the Democratic campaign and a predictable foil for the Republican candidate.

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