Mitch McConnell beats Tea Party challenger in Kentucky
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
5/21/2014 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell won against a Tea Party primary challenger in Kentucky this week. His victory has set up one of November's Senate races against Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.
Mitch McConnell's victory over conservative businessman Matt Bevin headlined the busiest election night of the year to date.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Establishment-backed Republicans were victorious against Tea Party rivals in Georgia and Oregon. This has extended the establishment's winning streak against the Tea Party and has bolstered Republican chances of retaking the Senate this coming November.
McConnell's victory over conservative businessman Matt Bevin headlined the busiest election night of the year to date. Voters in six states picked candidates for November elections that will decide which party controls Congress.
Republicans will need to gain six seats to recapture Senate control. Party leaders have waged a successful effort to avoid divisive primaries that produced weak candidates and cost them Senate races in 2010 and 2012.
T may be the death knell for the Tea Party movement: Senate candidates backed by the party establishment won races earlier this year against the Tea Party in Texas and North Carolina.
Targeted by the Tea Party and conservative groups, McDonnell was accused of not doing enough to block President Barack Obama's agenda in the Senate. Bevin's political inexperience showed in a series of campaign-trail missteps, including his attendance at a rally supporting cockfighting.
McConnell quickly turned to the general election fight against Grimes, who won the Democratic nomination against nominal opposition, and linked her to Obama and Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid.
"Alison Lundergan Grimes is Barack Obama's candidate," McConnell told supporters at a Kentucky victory party. "There isn't a dime's worth of difference between a candidate who puts Harry Reid in charge and Harry Reid himself." As a result, McConnell won about 60 percent of the primary vote.
In related news, businessman David Perdue and U.S. Representative Jack Kingston in Georgia were the top two finishers in a crowded Senate primary, beating Tea Party candidates to qualify for a July 22 runoff for the right to face Democrat Michelle Nunn. The runoff was needed because no candidate finished with more than 50 percent of the vote.
In the Republican Senate primary in Oregon, moderate Monica Wehby beat Tea Party-backed state representative for the nomination to face Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley. Problems with the state's healthcare exchange have given Republicans hope of victory in the Democratic-leaning state.
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