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Amanda Terkel

Tea Party Groups Promise To Support Mitch McConnell After Matt Bevin's Loss

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Tea Party Favorite Fails To Unseat Mitch McConnell

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

Matt Bevin, the businessman backed by tea party groups in Kentucky's Senate race, has lost his challenge to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. ...

McConnell Defeats Bevin To Win Primary

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell fended off tea party challenger Matt Bevin to win Tuesday's primary for the Kentucky GOP Senate nomination, the...

Alison Lundergan Grimes Wins Primary In Kentucky Senate Race

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is officially the Democratic nominee in Kentucky's Senate race, the Associated Press reports. G...

Tea Party Challenger Advises Mitch McConnell To 'Retire With Dignity'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

Republican Senate candidate Matt Bevin advised Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to “retire with dignity” after serving five terms, d...

Senate Republicans Get Aggressive Against GOP Primary Challengers

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators are attacking GOP challengers earlier and more aggressively than in past elections, including using opposition...

Gay Marriage Issue Flares In Hotly-Contested Senate Race

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican Senate candidate in Kentucky said that same-sex marriage could lead to a parent claiming marriage to his or her child...

McConnell Campaign Trades Barbs With Primary Challenger

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin on Thursday criticized his rival, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), in a policy-oriented speech titled ...

Conservative Super PAC Hits Mitch McConnell

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

Senate Conservatives Action, a super PAC founded by former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), announced Tuesday that it will spend $330,000 to air an ad critic...

McConnell's Tea Party Opponent Backed By Conservative Group

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

The GOP primary challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) received an endorsement Friday from the Senate Conservatives Fund, a PAC ...

Conservative McConnell Rival Shuns Tea Party

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

Matt Bevin, a Kentucky conservative who is challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, distanced himself from the tea party on Thursday. "I...

McConnell Battles Conservative Challenge

AP | ROGER ALFORD and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is not far enough to the right for some conservatives. The five-term Kentucky lawmaker, w...

McConnell Slams GOP Rival For Being 'Dishonest'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is slamming his GOP rival Matt Bevin in a new ad, citing a report that says Bevin was "dishonest" about...

Jason Linkins

Mitch McConnell Becomes Latest Target In Primary Season 'RINO' Hunt

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

It looks like things are about to get pretty interesting for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in his 2014 re-election bid. Kentucky busi...

Team McConnell Reportedly Threatened Tea Party Challenger

Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) campaign supporters reportedly attempted to coerce Matt Bevin (R) into not mounting a primary challen...