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Moderates win
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If Republicans hope to wrest control of the U.S. Senate from Democrats this fall, the party will need to have broader appeal than the support of the Tea Party and other hard-line conservative groups. Tuesday’s elections opened that door across the country as in several states, moderate Republicans won primary victories over well-financed challengers from the right. The most visible of those was the victory by Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who defeated the first well-financed Republican challenger he’d had since first being elected in 1984.

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