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Paula Toti on the Kentucky Senate race
COVINGTON, Ky. (Paula Toti) -- The results are in for the Kentucky primary.
Tuesday night we know who will face off for the U.S. Senate in November. The race has national implications. It's a seat Mitch McConnell has held for nearly 30 years.
The winners, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. Come November this is expected to be one of the costliest races in the country.
Republican McConnell beat Matt Bevin and three other challengers. McConnell claimed 60 percent of the vote.
Grimes won the Democratic nomination in a landslide. Both candidates tried to put a positive spin ahead of what promises to be a tough and potentially bitter road to November.
"I want to unite Kentuckians all across the commonwealth in having a fresh face in Washington D.C. who puts Kentucky first, not Washington partisanship first," said Alison Lundergan Grimes, (D) U.S. Senate Candidate.
"I fight for good Kentucky jobs and things to make us more competitive. And make us a more beautiful place to live work and raise a family," Senator Mitch McConnell (R) said.
McConnell beat his tea party backed challenger and called upon Republicans to unite. Grimes said Tuesday night McConnell will try to buy his way back to Washington because he can't run on his record.
McConnell said liberals in Hollywood are backing Grimes because they want in place someone who will support a failed administration including what he called the lies surrounding Obamacare. Republicans need to pick up six seats in the fall to win a Senate majority.
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