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Primary Election Updates

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has defeated millionaire businessman Matt Bevin in an expensive and bruising primary election in Kentucky. He'll face Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes in the fall as he pursues his sixth term.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Alison Lundergan Grimes has won Kentucky's Democratic U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a highly anticipated race with Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell in November.

Kentucky's secretary of state easily won Tuesday's vote. She looks to be McConnell's toughest opponent since his first election in 1984, when he narrowly ousted Democrat Dee Huddleston. Recent polls show the two locked in a virtual tie.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky attorney general's office says its election fraud hotline has received 80 calls through midafternoon on primary election day — with the largest number of calls come in from Breathitt County. Some of the complaints involved electioneering too close to the polls, campaign violations and legal questions.

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U.S. Senate Dem - Primary

3,633 of 3,736 precincts - 97 percent

x-Alison Lundergan Grimes 298,740 - 76 percent

Gregory Leichty 31,902 - 8 percent

Burrel Farnsley 31,461 - 8 percent

Tom Recktenwald 29,030 - 7 percent

U.S. Senate GOP - Primary

3,633 of 3,736 precincts - 97 percent

x-Mitch McConnell (i) 205,006 - 60 percent

Matt Bevin 122,037 - 36 percent

Shawna Sterling 6,934 - 2 percent

Chris Payne 5,164 - 2 percent

Brad Copas 2,622 - 1 percent

U.S. House District 1 Dem - Primary

573 of 640 precincts - 90 percent

x-Charles Hatchett 34,982 - 55 percent

Wesley Bolin 28,359 - 45 percent

U.S. House District 3 Dem - Primary

607 of 608 precincts - 99 percent

x-John Yarmuth (i) 52,017 - 87 percent

Ray Pierce 7,746 - 13 percent

U.S. House District 5 Dem - Primary

703 of 734 precincts - 96 percent

x-Kenneth Stepp 38,266 - 59 percent

Billy Ray Wilson 26,752 - 41 percent

U.S. House District 6 Dem - Primary

633 of 633 precincts - 100 percent

x-Elisabeth Jensen 46,727 - 61 percent

Geoff Young 30,035 - 39 percent

AP Elections 05-20-2014 21:50