After all the money spent and all the trash-talking from the Left, it appears that Sen. Mitch McConnell has won his re-election bid in Kentucky. McConnell squared off against Alison Lundergan Grimes, a Democrat who is currently serving as the Secretary of State of Kentucky. Grimes was elected statewide in 2011 with over 60 percent of the vote.
The Left poured tens of millions of dollars into the coal state in order to unseat the Republican minority leader in the Senate. For months it looked as though the race would be a squeaker, with McConnell holding a small lead in the polls. However, in the last couple of weeks the race broke open. The final Real Clear Politics poll average as of last night showed McConnell with a decisive lead of over seven percentage points.
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the two campaigns spent over $30 million this cycle. Outside groups not directly affiliated with either campaign spent tens of millions more. Eight groups spent more than a million dollars each to sway the election results.
If the GOP takes control of the Senate, McConnell is expected to be elected as the Senate majority leader.