McConnell Allies Push Through Establishment Candidate in Indiana Senate Primary

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s allies rolled over a tea party foe Tuesday in Indiana’s Senate primary, launching an all-out assault on a candidate many viewed as a Ted Cruz acolyte.

Through the airwaves, online and in the media, the GOP establishment helped prop up Rep. Todd Young over his fellow Republican congressman, Marlin Stutzman, a tea party favorite who was a thorn in the side of his House leadership team. Young will now face off against former Democratic Rep. Baron Hill in the race to succeed retiring Republican Sen. Dan Coats.