Incumbent Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) delivered his victory speech tonight after defeating Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes.

“I work hard to bring your concerns to Washington, and I will not let up,” McConnell said.

McConnell said he admires Grimes’ willingness to enter the race.

“This was certainly a hard-fought contest,” he said.

McConnell told the crowd, “I’ve heard your concerns. I’ve made them my own. You will be heard in Washington.”

The Kentucky senator said he doesn’t expect President Barack Obama to wake up tomorrow and see the world differently, just as Obama knows McConnell won’t. But he said politicians have to work together.

“Just because we have a two-party system doesn’t mean we have to be in perpetual conflict,” he said.

McConnell said that this election was about a government imposing its view of the world on people who don't share that view.

“Kentuckians are tired of a government that only seems to work when it is working against them,” he said.