Politics & Government

McConnell holds off Grimes for sixth term and chance at leading U.S. Senate

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell held off Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in Tuesday's election to win a sixth term and quite possibly a promotion to majority leader of the United States Senate.

McConnell, 72, emerged victorious despite facing his first real primary challenge of his career and a well-financed and excited national Democratic base that was eager to knock off the man who once said, "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."

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