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After Big Loss, McConnell Rival Not Ready To Have 'Tea And Crumpets' With Him Yet

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) former primary opponent isn't prepared to make nice with the senator, even as the tea party groups th...

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...

Amanda Terkel

May 20 Primaries Pose Tests For Mitch McConnell, Tea Partiers And The Clintons

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday marks a big day for primary elections around the country, with races testing the tea party's strength, the power of the Clintons...

Mitch McConnell's Tea Party Challenger Holds Off On Saying He'd Endorse The Senator

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

The rancor displayed in Kentucky's Republican primary may have a post-primary consequence: Businessman Matt Bevin, who is challenging Senate Minority ...

McConnell Challenger Criticized For Cockfighting Comments

AP | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin says it was "a bad idea" to outlaw cockfighting and that he "will not support it."...

Rick Perry Endorses Mitch McConnell, Calls For Senate Takeover

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) endorsed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for re-election during a Lincoln-Reagan dinner event in Murray, Ky. ...

McConnell On Tea Party Challengers: 'We Are Going To Crush Them Everywhere'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says he isn't worried about tea party-backed candidates challenging GOP incumbents in this year's midte...

Why Mitch McConnell's Tea Party Rival Has Fizzled

The Washington Post | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's Republican primary challenger dealt with fallout from the revelation the he once backed a government program ...

Mitch McConnell Defends Allowing Debt Ceiling Vote

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) fired back against backlash from the tea party on Friday, defending his decision to allow a vote on rai...

Mitch McConnell Facing Foes From Both The Left And Right

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrats dream of driving U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell into retirement this year, ridding President Barack Obama of one of hi...

Jason Cherkis

Consultant's Conspiracy Theories Went Too Far For Tea Party

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United Kentucky Tea Party has parted ways with controversial activist Greg Fettig. The Louisville-based Courier-Journal first report...

Tea Party Group Backs McConnell Opponent

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

FreedomWorks, a national conservative political organization that has backed many tea party protests, on Tuesday endorsed businessman Matt Bevin in hi...

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 ...

Tea Partier Officially Files Paperwork For Senate Run

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

Nearly four months after announcing his intentions to run for U.S. Senate, Kentucky tea party Republican Matt Bevin made the paperwork official on Fri...

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...

Palin Hints She'll 'Shake Things Up' In McConnell Race

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics

Hours after Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) played an integral role in brokering a deal to reopen the federal government, former Alaska Gov. and tea part...

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 ...

Mitch McConnell Nets Massive Fundraising Haul

AP | ROGER ALFORD | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky banked nearly $2.3 million since July, pushing his over...

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...

McConnell Hurls Fresh Attack At Tea Party Rival

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

Less than a month after Tea Party favorite Matthew Bevin announced his plans to run against Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the battle between the two c...