McConnell Elected in Kentucky

Posted: Nov 04, 2014 7:00 PM

Incumbent Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell scored a decisive moral victory over Democrat challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes and was elected to a sixth term in the Senate. McConnell was elected with a 13-point margin in a race that was called immediately as the polls closed.

McConnell faced a challenging primary against Matt Bevin, but emerged victorious with 60.2% of the vote in that race. He maintained a small-yet-consistent lead throughout the election, but surged to his greatest poll numbers in the week prior to Election Day.

Grimes had a very up-and-down campaign, with the DSCC initially pulling funds and then eventually reinstating them. The Clintons, who remain popular in the Bluegrass State, campaigned hard for her to no avail.

Grimes was also the subject of a series of investigative videos by Project Veritas, that detailed her “true” feelings about the coal industry.

This post has been updated.