The state House Speaker is just shy of the 40 percent he needs to avoid a primary runoff.
The Dem senator said he’s tempted to run because he doesn’t like where his state is heading.
A Quinnipiac poll shows the Ky. Republican would lead the Dem front-runner by 5 points.
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Sen. Mitch McConnell had criticized her for not taking a position on the project.
Caroline Kennedy said Obama has "been a great president."
Karen Handel is in a tight five-way GOP primary for the Georgia Senate seat.
McConnell says his junior colleague exhibits "rare magnanimity."
Mark Udall (D) has 45 percent to Cory Gardner's (R) 44 percent in a Quinnipiac poll.
The Republican Conference chairman was also seen as a likely candidate in 2012.
Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) is a top Republican target this fall.