Primary Results And Prospects For A Republican Takeover Of The Senate

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) arrives for a campaign rally with his wife Elaine Chao (R) on May 19, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.  - Win McNamee/Getty Images

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) arrives for a campaign rally with his wife Elaine Chao (R) on May 19, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Primary Results And Prospects For A Republican Takeover Of The Senate

It’s called Mini Super Tuesday: What primary results from six states suggest about the strength of the Tea Party, prospects for progressive Democrats and the likelihood of a Republican takeover of the Senate.

Results from primary contests in six states yesterday suggest that Democrats will have a hard time keeping control of the Senate come November. In two key states, Kentucky and Georgia, Republican voters turned down bids from the more right-leaning Tea Party candidates. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky prevailed over a well-funded candidate who claimed McConnell had been too willing to compromise. In Georgia, two of the less conservative Republican Senate candidates will face a run-off in July. On the Democratic side voters in Pennsylvania chose businessman Tom Wolf as their nominee for governor. Please join us to discuss yesterday’s primary results and what they could mean for the midterm elections in November.

Guests

Susan Davis

congressional correspondent, USA Today.

Janet Hook

political reporter, The Wall Street Journal.

Reid Wilson

staff writer, The Washington Post; he writes The Post's new political tipsheet email called "Read In."

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