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August 01, 2013


Mitch McConnell Loses Control

First Read: "A month ago, McConnell had a strong command over his Senate GOP conference; a month ago, he had no general-election challenger; and a month ago, he had no GOP primary. Now everything has fallen apart for the GOP leader. And the one thing his team had been trying to avoid -- a primary challenge -- has now become a reality. He's in a big political bind: McConnell has a Republican conference that now regularly breaks with him on enough things that it only energizes some of the conservative skeptics who have been trying to go after McConnell for years. We're guessing there's no one that might be looking less forward to the August recess and the coming fall budget battles than Mitch McConnell."

Of course, there's also that new poll that shows him losing to Democratic challenger Alison Lundergran Grimes.












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