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Alison Lundergan Grimes

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 08.31.2014 | 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 11.05.2014 | 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'...

Clinton 'At The Top' Of Key Dem List

Reuters | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics

By Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) - Facing a potential Republican surge at November's midterm elections, Democratic...

Warren Devises Plan To Hit Back At McConnell

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) railed against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday for failing to support her student loan ref...

Outside Attack On Alison Lundergan Grimes Is Off Base | Robert Farley | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on An outside group attacking Kentucky Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is off base wi...

Both Parties Face Major Hurdles In Achieving Their Senate Dreams

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — With most of this year's Senate primary elections complete, Democrats talk boldly about their chances in Kentucky and Mississippi,...

Kate Sheppard

Podesta Says White House Is Ready To Spar Over Power Plant Rules | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House senior counselor John Podesta challenged the assumption that new rules on carbon emissions from power plants, which the admi...

Alison Lundergan Grimes Almost Used Ukrainian Model In Coal Mining Ad

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D), who's looking to oust Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the November 2014 mid...

Note to Coal Friendly Democrats: Opposing Carbon Limits Won't Win You Any Friends

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.04.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

If you only read the newspaper headlines the last two days, you would think the sky is falling because a few Democrats in coal states said they opposed carbon pollution standards.

Jon Ward

Republican Mississippi Senator's Long Political Past Holds Clues His Time May Be Up | Jon Ward | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A casual observer may be forgiven for wondering how Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), a man known for cordiality and manners almost more than...

Democratic Candidates Reluctant To Take Stance On Obamacare

AP | By BILL BARROW and JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic candidates are trying to figure out whether to embrace or avoid President Barack Obama's health care overhaul — or land ...

Democratic Senate Candidate Says Veterans Affairs Chief Should Resign

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

The Democratic Senate candidate in Georgia is joining a growing chorus calling for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki in the ...

Ryan Grim

Alison Lundergan Grimes Still Avoids A Straight Answer On Obamacare | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has declined to say how she would have voted on the Affordable Care Act had...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Vulnerable Democrats Won't Forsake VA Chief, But Grimes Wants Him Out | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kentucky Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes may be calling for Eric Shinseki's ouster amid the Department of Veterans Affairs scan...

Grimes Dodges Questions On Obamacare Vote

AP | By ADAM BEAM | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

BEATTYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes on Wednesday twice refused to say whether she would have voted for Presi...

TV Ad War Begins Day After Kentucky Primary

AP | By DAVID ESPO | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Instantly on the attack, allies of Republican leader Mitch McConnell launched a televised barrage against newly minted Democratic ...

Matt Ferner

In Kentucky, Democrats And Republicans Can All Agree On Hemp | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

They may be political rivals, but Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) and his Democratic challenger, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes...

McConnell Challenges Dem Opponent To Three Debates

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) wasted no time after his primary win, immediately inviting Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan...

Famous Names Won't Save Southern Democrats

Brian Jencunas | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Brian Jencunas

Southern Democrats have a no-win choice on Obamacare and Obama. The more they distance themselves from the President and his health care law, the less they appeal to the Democratic base.

Mitch McConnell May Find More To Be Desired In Tuesday Night's Primary Returns

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

Though Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell easily defeated his Republican primary challenger, his campaign may be concerned by the election returns...

Grimes: 'I Won't Answer To The President, No Matter Who He Or She Might Be'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

In her victory speech after Tuesday's primary election in Kentucky, Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, who will face off against Senate Minority Leader...

Amanda Terkel

Tea Party Groups Promise To Support Mitch McConnell After Matt Bevin's Loss | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tea party groups that worked to oust Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) united around him Tuesday night as he easily beat pr...