LEXINGTON, Ky. -- U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell has survived what he called his toughest re-election race with a win over Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford, a Louisville businessman.
McConnell, who led in most polls by slim margins down the stretch, seems to have benefited from a strong showing at the top of the ticket in Kentucky by GOP presidential candidate John McCain. He also relied heavily on his seniority and post as Senate Republican leader, which he molded into his major campaign theme.
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