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Six states hold primaries on Tuesday

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(CNN) - Six states held primaries on Tuesday as the Republican and Democratic parties select their candidates for the 2014 mid-term elections.

The results are in, but what do the races mean for the election coming up in November?

Uniting the establishment and the Tea Party: the highest-profile primary showdown on Tuesday pitted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell against a Tea-Party-backed challenger in Kentucky with McConnell coming out on top.

In Idaho, Congressman Mike Simpson also turned back a Tea-Party challenge.

Analysts say incumbents and more-moderate candidates have won a string of victories over Tea Party and grassroots candidates by campaigning farther to the right than they normally would.

Every establishment candidate ran like a Tea Party candidate. It was hard to tell a difference this time around, because they had a uniting factor in opposing Obamacare, but also they united on things like immigration and trade and climate change.

The McConnell campaign didn't earn Matt Bevin's endorsement, but in his concession speech, he made his future intentions clear.

"I have no intention whatsoever in this race or in any other race that I'm aware of at this time in this state of supporting the Democratic platform over that of the Republican platform," Matt Bevin, a former Senate Candidate said.

Republicans hope to gain six seats in the senate to take the majority from the Democratic caucus.

Democrats plan to play offense in at least two states.

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has already had big names on the campaign trail with her, including former President Bill Clinton.

Democrats hope to flip another seat blue in Georgia, where neither Congressman Jack Kingston nor David Perdue received more than 50-percent of the vote in their race for a soon-to-be vacant senate seat, which means they'll face a run-off in July.

Also in Georgia, CNN projected Michelle Nunn would win the Democratic senate primary -- following in the footsteps of her father, former Senator Sam Nunn.

In Oregon, CNN projected Senator Jeff Merkley would win the Democratic primary as pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby wins the Republican nomination in that US Senate race.

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