Politics & Government

May 18, 2010 9:28 PM

Tea Party's Rand Paul wins Kentucky GOP Senate primary

Republican Rand Paul, a Tea Party-backed political newcomer, soundly defeated the GOP establishment candidate in Kentucky's Senate primary Tuesday. The outcome was not only a measure of the Tea Party's growing influence in the Republican party, but also a referendum on party leaders such as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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