Politics 2014: Endorsements for McConnell not coming in from Tea Party

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a darling of the Republican Party’s conservative wing, didn’t offer support for party leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, when asked if he would back McConnell over Tea Party-backed challenger Matt Bevin in the primary…

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“Unlike the Democrats, there is no clear front ground runner on the Republican side, and the candidates are trying to elevate their name recognition in these states.”

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