Kentucky's McConnell wins big

Top GOP senator turns back Tea Party primary challenge

Posted: May 21, 2014 at 5:54 a.m.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell votes Tuesday in Louisville, Ky. After coasting through the GOP primary, he likely will face strong opposition in the fall.

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell easily survived a Tea Party challenge Tuesday as voters in Kentucky and five other states went to the polls on the biggest primary day of 2014 so far.

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