Tea Party Christmas: Rand Paul Is Kentucky GOP Senate Nominee | Talking Points Memo

Updated at 11:07 ET

The tea party movement got its best chance at winning a seat in the U.S. Senate tonight when Kentucky voters chose Rand Paul as the the GOP nominee. As expected, Paul has won decisively, dealing a blow to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and the GOP establishment, which spent much time and effort trying defeat Paul’s insurgent campaign and secure the nomination for Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson.

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