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Kentucky Dem: Bevin Would Be Tougher Opponent Than McConnell

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Bevin, unlike some other conservative primary challengers, has proven enough of a nuisance to McConnell that the top Senate Republican has had to watch his right flank. Still, McConnell, even by Bevin's own admission, is likely to win the primary and face Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) in the general election. A new Public Policy Polling survey released Wednesday found McConnell with a slim one-point lead over Grimes.