In Kentucky, Mitch McConnell Crushes Tea Party Challenger Matt Bevin

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has beaten his tea party challenger Matt Bevin, according to the Associated Press. With 96.8 percent of the results in McConnell had 60 percent of the vote to Bevin’s 35.7 percent.

McConnell was expected to win the Kentucky GOP Senate Primary, but this decisive victory blew the tea party out of the water, and McConnell gets to start the general election with the wind at his back, despite the serious challenge from Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, a Democrat half his age.