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The country's very youngest voters are tuning out this time.
Last month, citizens across the country sent a strong message to politicians - Republicans and Democrats alike - that they do not want more congressional meddling.
Rand Paul, the Republican candidate for a Senate seat in Kentucky, returned to network TV on Sunday with the message that his political views are mainstream enough to win the November election and that he will support GOP leadership in Congress.
Rand Paul, the Republican candidate for a Senate seat in Kentucky, returned to network TV on Sunday, saying that his political views are mainstream enough to win the November election and that he will support the GOP leadership in Congress.
Less than a year ago, top party officials boasted of experienced candidates poised to breeze through their Senate primary elections and put the hurt on vulnerable Dems. After Tuesday's primary votes, not one member of the dream team will be the Republican nominee in November.
South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint has bet on the right horse in an impressive string of Senate primary contests this year, but the freshman Republican's biggest challenge will likely be how he and his band of conservative outsiders fit into the GOP establishment.
The Washington order suffered big losses Tuesday, with establishment-backed candidates losing or facing a fight for their political survival in all three marquee Senate primaries on both the Republican and Democratic sides.