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Topic - Eric Ostermeier
The outsiders, the also-rans, the determined individualists — the Federal Election Commission has been besieged by presidential candidate filings from lesser-known Americans in "a massive uptick" compared to the 2012 presidential race.
So was that big "establishment" Republican win over a conservative challenger in the Blue Grass State really all that crushing? Maybe not, says one academic source, which offers a historic perspective.
"For Republicans to net six seats and take back control of the U.S. Senate in 2014, the party will likely need to defeat at least one first-term Democrat," he notes.
He says the 60 percent won by Mr. McConnell during the primary last week is the "lowest support registered" by a sitting Kentucky U.S. senator from either party since 1938.