Rift Between Rand Paul & Mitch McConnell Over Earmarks Reflects Larger Debate Splitting GOP

11/10/2010 11:22 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • James Rosen and Halimah Abdullah McClatchy

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Jim DeMint are headed for a showdown vote next week on earmarks. The vote will be the first post-election test of Tea Party lawmakers' ability to deliver on their hard-line campaign pledges.

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