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Fri February 1, 2013
All Politics are Local

McConnell Acknowledges Strife With Tea Party

In an interview with Yahoo News, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell admits he could face a tough primary challenge from the Tea Party in his home state of Kentucky. Since its inception the Tea Party has been critical of McConnell's leadership despite his efforts to make peace with the movement. The strife has increased in recent weeks, with over a dozen Tea Party groups in Kentucky warning that a primary challenger is forthcoming.

Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., acknowledges a potential Tea Party challenger.
Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., acknowledges a potential Tea Party challenger.
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