Mitch McConnell Defeats Tea Party Challenger

Republican Mitch McConnell defeated Tea Party challenger Matt Bevin Tuesday in the Kentucky GOP primary, NBC News reported. The Associated Press called the race for McConnell as polls closed at 7pm ET. With about 16 percent of the votes in, McConnell led 62 percent to 34 percent. McConnell now faces a general election race against Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.

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