Mitch McConnell's Win, By The Numbers

A strong showing in Kentucky's coal country helped propel the incoming Senate Majority Leader to an unexpectedly big victory.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, second from right, waves to supporters alongside his wife Elaine Chao at a Republican Party of Kentucky election night party in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.

Photograph by Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Mitch McConnell, the incoming Senate majority leader, was supposed to face the toughest re-election of his career on Tuesday. It wasn't close.

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