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Thu January 3, 2013
All Politics are Local

Kentucky Tea Party Leaders Upset with McConnell's Fiscal Cliff Deal

Kentucky Tea Party leaders are voicing frustration with Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell over his role in forging a bill that averted the fiscal cliff, and are encouraging a primary challenge in his re-election bid. In the final days of negotiations, McConnell worked closely with Vice President Joe Biden to fashion an agreement that passed both chambers of Congress with bipartisan support. The Biden-McConnell bill extended the Bush-era tax cuts permanently for individuals making less than $400,000, but it delayed government spending cuts for another two months.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell
Credit U.S. Senate