In Kentucky, the national Republican Party backed the wrong candidate in not one but two primaries. The Democrats managed to hold on to Rep. John Murtha's old seat in Pennsylvania. And while Sen. Arlen Specter is no longer a Republican, his defeat by Rep. Joe Sestak in the Democratic primary means the GOP nominee will face, perhaps, a much stronger opponent than the beleaguered Specter would have been.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
TPM's Analysis: A Rebuke to National Republicans
Josh Marshall and the folks over at Talking Points Memo have looked at last night's primary results and delivered their verdict. It did not go well for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and the GOP: