Mitch McConnell survives

Chances of a filibuster-proof Democratic majority dim as the Senate Republican leader is projected to squeak through

By Andrew Leonard

Published November 5, 2008 2:53AM (EST)

For Senate Democrats to get to the filibuster-proof magic number of 60, they needed to pull off an upset in either Kentucky, Mississippi, or Georgia.

The sweetest target for Democrats was Kentucky, where Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell appeared in trouble.

Not to be. Network projections say McConnell will survive.

Andrew Leonard

Andrew Leonard is a staff writer at Salon. On Twitter, @koxinga21.

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