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David Perdue greets supporters at his election night party at Doubletree Hotel in Buckhead, Ga., on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. (Hyosub/Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/MCT)

GOP Keeps Tea Party At Bay In Primary Races

By Michael A. Memoli and Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Incumbent Republicans cruised to victory in key primary elections Tuesday, offering fresh evidence that the party’s establishment wing has successfully neutralized outside conservative groups that have vexed congressional leaders since the rise of the Tea Party. In Kentucky, Senator Mitch McConnell, the party’s […]

May 21, 2014

Republican Establishment Faces Test In Tuesday’s Primaries

By David Lightman, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Mitch McConnell, the Senate’s most powerful Republican, will get his first big 2014 electoral test Tuesday as he faces a Tea Party challenger who’s trying to mobilize anti-incumbent sentiment. Kentucky’s Republican primary is the main attraction Tuesday, when six states will provide the biggest day of tests […]

May 19, 2014