Rand Paul is projected the winner of Kentucky’s Senate race. He was polling way ahead going into Election Day, so it’s not a shocker, but his victory might be considered the biggest triumph — so far — for the tea party. It’s going to be a long night.

AP via The Washington Post:

Anti-tax crusader Rand Paul’s election victory Tuesday gave the tea party a flag bearer to send to the Senate and hope that more like-minded Washington outsiders would be elected to Congress.

The first-time candidate and champion of small government upended the Kentucky Senate race by trouncing the Republican establishment’s hand-picked candidate in the May primary and then winning decisively against Democratic state Attorney General Jack Conway on Tuesday.

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