Tuesday Night Primary Results MixedPublished by Pamela Gentry on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 12:39 am.
By Pamela Gentry, Senior Political Analyst
May 19, 2010 – The first three Senate races under the microscope resulted with a win, a loss and a tie. Political pundits and prognosticators will analysis each race but may find it hard to find only one reason for a candidate’s success or failure.
The biggest winner Tuesday was first-time political candidate Rand Paul who won the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat in Kentucky. Activist and member of the Tea Party, Paul defeated his opponent, Secretary of State Trey Grayson.
The biggest looser of the night was five-term Pennsylvania Sen. Arlan Specter. Specter on the ballot for the first time in his 30 year career as a Democrat was defeated by Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) in a race that dominated the national spotlight in recent weeks.
And the tie goes to two Democrats in Arkansas who will face-off again June 8. Incumbent Sen. Blanche Lincoln wasn’t able to win the majority of the votes in the primary so she and her opponent Lt. Gov. Bill Halter will now spend the next three weeks campaigning in hopes of swaying enough votes to seal the nomination.