By John Fritze
LOUISVILLE — They defined the election. Now, they hope to redefine the Senate.
Relying on an anti-Washington message of limited government and less spending, a growing number of tea party candidates are pulling even with their Democratic rivals or are frontrunners in some of the nation's most closely watched Senate races of this year's midterm election.
With less than two weeks to go before voters decide which party will control Congress and the fate of President Obama's agenda, conservative Republicans in Kentucky, Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Wisconsin and West Virginia are poised to be a part of the largest class of incoming GOP senators since the 1994 "Republican Revolution." That year, voters elected 11 new Senate Republicans.
Even if Republicans don't win the 10 seats they need to recapture the Senate majority, the upstart tea party candidates say their presence will be felt.
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