FILE – In this Feb. 12, 2013, file photo Senate Republican Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. In Kentucky next year McConnell is gearing up for a tough re-election fight, and trying to prevent one. He's trying to head off a GOP primary challenge by cozying up to the tea party, and trying to scare off potential Democratic contenders, like actress Ashley Judd, by giving all a glimpse of his no-holds-barred political tactics. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

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FILE – In this Feb. 12, 2013,  file photo Senate Republican Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.  In Kentucky next year McConnell is gearing up for a tough re-election fight, and trying to prevent one. He's trying to head off a GOP primary challenge by cozying up to the tea party, and trying to scare off potential Democratic contenders, like actress Ashley Judd, by giving all a glimpse of his no-holds-barred political tactics. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
FILE – In this Feb. 12, 2013, file photo Senate Republican Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. In Kentucky next year McConnell is gearing up for a tough re-election fight, and trying to prevent one. He's trying to head off a GOP primary challenge by cozying up to the tea party, and trying to scare off potential Democratic contenders, like actress Ashley Judd, by giving all a glimpse of his no-holds-barred political tactics. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
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