Senate

Rand Paul's Huge Night in Kentucky

Senate, meet your first new Tea Partier: Republican Rand Paul has won the Senate seat in Kentucky, defeating Democrat Jack Conway. The GOP also picked up its first Senate seat in Indiana, where Republican Dan Coats beat Democrat Brad Ellsworth for retiring Senator Evan Bayh’s seat. In completely unsurprising news: Jim DeMint beat Democrat Alvin Greene in South Carolina, and Republican Ron Portman won the Senate seat in Ohio.