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Alison Lundergan Grimes

Mitch McConnell Will Debate Alison Lundergan Grimes In October

The Huffington Post | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

Kentucky voters have seen Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his Democratic challenger, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan G...

Jennifer Bendery

McConnell Earns 'Mostly False' Rating For Claims On Violence Against Women Act Vote | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- PolitiFact is giving Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) a "mostly false" rating for his claim that he voted for a stronger v...

Poll Gives Mitch McConnell The Edge In Kentucky Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has the edge over Democratic rival Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky's competitive Senate race, according to ...

McConnell Seizes On Obama's Unpopularity In Senate Race

AP | By DAVID ESPO | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — After 30 years in the Senate, Republican leader Mitch McConnell isn't terribly popular at home in Kentucky. Fortunately for him, ...

The Koch Brothers' Reign of Terror: How Their Great Wealth Is Buying Our Government

Pearl Korn | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Pearl Korn

It seems like every e-mail I receive these days from a Democratic Senate candidate or Senator up for re-election this cycle includes a warning that the infamous Koch brothers will do anything, no matter the cost, to take over the US Senate -- and with it, our country.

Howard Fineman

Bill Clinton Launches Charm Offensive For Alison Lundergan Grimes In Coal Country | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- It's a good thing for embattled Democrats here in Kentucky that Bill Clinton loves to play golf. Because he does, and because hi...

Eliot Nelson

Grimes, McConnell Hurl Insults At Annual Kentucky Free-For-All | Eliot Nelson | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

FANCY FARM, Ky. -- On Saturday, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) was giving a speech and was interrupted by a heckler supportin...

Howard Fineman

Grimes Is As Tough As McConnell -- And As Nasty | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -– It’s finally dawning on people, perhaps including some Republicans here in Kentucky, that the 35-year-old woman tearing into Se...

Campaign Advice for Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics
Benjamin Knoll

There's no shortage of campaign strategy advice in this year's Kentucky Senate race. In that spirit, I'll add my own two cents. If I were advising the McConnell campaign, I would say... Don't screw up.

Howard Fineman

The Wrestling Match Called Congress Moves To A Picnic Shed In Kentucky | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

PADUCAH, Ky. –- On paper, the U.S. Senate race here shouldn’t be a race at all. The incumbent is Sen. Mitch McConnell, 72, a five-term powerhou...

Grimes: Iron Dome Helps Israel Defend Against Terrorists In Tunnels

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes drew attention Tuesday with a remark about Israel's famed air defense system known as the...

Kentucky Senate Race Is Still Up For Grabs, Poll Finds

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is nearly deadlocked with Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, according to a new Bluegrass P...

Bill Clinton To Campaign With Alison Lundergan Grimes Again

AP | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes' campaign says former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to join her at a camp...

McConnell Claim Under Scrutiny In Grimes' Latest Effort | Robert Farley | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on A laid off coal miner in an Alison Lundergan Grimes TV ad poses a question to Sen. Mitch Mc...

Elizabeth Warren: 'I Am Not Running For President'

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) once again denied that she is running for president amid 2016 speculation, according to a Boston Globe article...

Howard Fineman

It's All About Southern Women In The 2014 Elections | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "Southern women are different," says Garden & Gun, the cheeky lifestyle magazine out of Charleston, S.C. "They're forever entangled ...

Paul Blumenthal

Alison Lundergan Grimes Sets Kentucky Fundraising Record | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic challenger to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), raised more than $4 mill...

Fake Kentucky Senate Candidate Is Brutally And Hilariously Honest

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

Represent.Us, an organization that seeks to "end the culture of legalized corruption that has come to define modern politics," has put up fake candida...

Warren Hits The Campaign Trail

AP | STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is quickly becoming a top Democratic fundraiser and campaign powerhouse, hitting the road on behalf of...

Grimes Hits McConnell With Misleading Attack Ad

AP | ADAM BEAM and CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In a new ad from Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, retired coal miner Don Disney looks straight into the c...

Grimes Tepidly Endorses Ruling Striking Down Gay Marriage Ban

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Secretary of State and Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes appears to be playing it safe on marriage equality in the wake of ...

Warren Brings Populism Down South. Is Hillary Paying Attention?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

What should Democrats take away from Warren's visit to Kentucky? And what does it tell Hillary Clinton? It demonstrates Bill's old-fashioned triangulation -- the means by which the Democratic Party moved itself toward the corporate right -- has passed its sell-by date, even in Bill's native South.

Mitch McConnell Will Push For 20-Week Abortion Ban If GOP Gains Senate Control

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

With the midterm elections months away, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is already plotting his agenda in case the Republicans win back...

Industry Complaints About the New EPA Carbon Pollution Rule? We've Heard It All Before

Elliott Negin | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Industrial polluters are using the same scare tactic they trot out every time the government proposes stricter emission controls: exaggerate the cost, overstate job losses, and completely ignore the benefits.

Majority Of Kentucky Voters Side With Grimes On Taxes In New Poll

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

A new poll on Kentuckians' attitudes towards taxation may bear some worrying trends for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the country'...