Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell easily defeated Matt Bevin in the Republican U.S. Senate primary election results in last night. Along with Kentucky, five other states – Ohio, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Oregon and Arkansas – also held primary elections. In addition to the McConnell-Bevin race, another campaign showdown got significant national attention, that being the GOP Senate race in Oregon. Dr. Monica Wehby, an early critic of the Affordable Care Act, beat the four other challengers in her bid to be the Republican U.S. Senate candidate this November, despite some dirt laundry being aired by ex-husbands. Meanwhile, in Pennsylvania, Chelsea Clinton′s mother-in-law, Marjorie Margolies, lost her campaign to rejoin the House of Representatives even though both Bill and Hillary Clinton campaigned heavily for her.

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Last night′s primary election results generally reflect the current trend of experienced, ′Establishment′ Republicans winning elections. Perhaps most significant was the win by Dr. Wehby, who stands a good chance at being the first Republican Senator from Oregon in many years. A social moderate, she may have wide appeal among Independents and break the Liberal Democrat head-lock. This spells bad news for Harry Reid and the Democrats who may lose control of the U.S. Senate come November.

Perhaps more interesting was the failure of the Clintons to help their long-time friend and now in-law to win her campaign. We have heard for some time now from their allies in The Media how the Clintons are so popular among Democrats. Is that a myth, too, as are most of the claims about Democrats from The Media? Hillary is not only feeling the heat about her role in the Benghazi terrorist attack and cover-up, but is now in trouble with the Far-Left Environmentalists over the Keystone XL pipeline. It was her State Department that said it was safe to build and she has stated publicly that it should be built. Along with questions about Benghazi, her state of health, could this issue also doom her chances in 2016?