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McConnell coasts to Kentucky win, Tea Party falls in key primaries

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his wife Elaine Chao wave to a crowd of campaign supporters after defeating Tea Party challenger Matt Bevin in the states Republican primary elections in Louisville, Kentucky, May 20, 2014. REUTERS/John Sommers II

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his wife Elaine Chao wave to a crowd of campaign supporters after defeating Tea Party challenger Matt Bevin in the states Republican primary elections in Louisville, Kentucky, May 20,...more

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his wife Elaine Chao wave to a crowd of campaign supporters after defeating Tea Party challenger Matt Bevin in the states Republican primary elections in Louisville, Kentucky, May 20, 2014. REUTERS/John Sommers II
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U.S. Senate Republican Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his wife Elaine Chao address a crowd of campaign supporters after defeating Tea Party challenger Matt Bevin in the states Republican primary elections in Louisville, Kentucky, May 20, 2014. REUTERS/John Sommers II

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his wife Elaine Chao address a crowd of campaign supporters after defeating Tea Party challenger Matt Bevin in the states Republican primary elections in Louisville, Kentucky, May 20,...more

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his wife Elaine Chao address a crowd of campaign supporters after defeating Tea Party challenger Matt Bevin in the states Republican primary elections in Louisville, Kentucky, May 20, 2014. REUTERS/John Sommers II
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