Flanked by fellow Republican Sens. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and John Barrasso of Wyoming, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaks to reporters Tuesday. "The debate has turned from how much to grow government to how much to reduce it," he said. (Associated Press)
Kelly Ayotte, celebrates with her husband, Joe Daley, after learning she won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Concord, N.H. The former state attorney general defeated tea-party-backed conservative Ovide Lamontagne in the GOP primary on Tuesday.
Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Kelly Ayotte talks to supporters with her husband Joe Daley at her side in Concord, N.H., Tuesday, Sept. 14,2010. Ayotte is in a close race with Ovide Lamontagne for the Republican nomination in a race still too close to call. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)