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KY Sen: McConnell Beats Bevin

Will face Democrat Grimes in general election.

7:26 PM, May 20, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has won the Republican nomination, the Associated Press projects. McConnell held off a primary challenge from Matt Bevin, currently winning 60 percent of the vote to Bevin's 35 percent. The call was made shortly after polls in Kentucky closed at 7 pm.

On the Democratic side, secretary of state Alison Lundergan Grimes easily won her primary. Grimes is hoping to deny McConnell a sixth term in the Senate.

Bevin's candidacy was supported by the Senate Conservatives Fund, but the SCF's Twitter account offered McConnell congratulations:

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