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Trey Grayson

Mitch McConnell's Facing an Uphill Battle in 2014

Brian LaSorsa | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Brian LaSorsa

Maybe "doomed" is a little overstated, but he's certainly facing an uphill battle that his campaign hasn't seen since he first ran 30 years ago. Here are four reasons the minority leader may soon be saying farewell to the upper chamber.

Paul Blumenthal

How DeMint Could Change Heritage Foundation

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jim DeMint's (R-S.C.) resignation from the Senate and appointment to lead the Heritage Foundation jolted Washington on Thursday. It...

McConnell Makes Tea Party Move

AP | ROGER ALFORD | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell has hired some tea party credibility. The Kentucky Republican has hired Jesse Benton, who steered...

Rand Paul Signals Surprising Support For Mitch McConnell

The Hill | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a Tea Party favorite, signaled this week that he supports Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s 2014 reelection effort. ...

The Next Generation of Kentucky's Political Leadership

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don McNay

I recently asked a number of people in the "political know" of Kentucky the question. "Who do you see emerging as the next leaders of Kentucky?"

A Silenced Majority

Michael Bendetson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Bendetson

As economists warn against the danger of a monopoly of industry in distorting and destroying an economy, our two party monopoly on government is causing similar effects on our political system.

Kentucky Next Tea Party Target After Utah

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — After toppling three-term Republican Sen. Robert F. Bennett in Utah, tea party activists and other conservative critics shifted the...

Will the Tea Party's Legacy Be to Split GOP Tickets Straight into Defeat?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

In a year when Democrats are supposed to be shaking in their boots over the GOP Bogeyman's big gains in November that'll sweep them back into power, it is the Tea Party that Democrats may soon be thanking.

Trey Grayson: Sarah Palin Not Qualified To Be President (VIDEO)

Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Is Sarah Palin qualified to be president? "Not today," said Trey Grayson, the Republican establishment candidate battling Ron Paul's son Rand in the K...

Jason Linkins

Trey Grayson Battles Rand Paul With Dick Cheney Endorsement, College Basketball Loyalties (VIDEO) [UPDATE]

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the Kentucky Senate race, current Secretary of State Trey Grayson is the preferred candidate of the GOP establishment. But Grayson has thus far bee...

Is the Tea Party the New Republican "Brand?"

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

As recent polls have demonstrated, Tea Baggers are little more than Republicans in wolves' clothing. And what's most interesting is how these rapacious wolves are eating their own.

Jack Conway: Kentucky Senate 2010 Election BREAKING News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Follow the latest news and discussion about the 2010 Kentucky Senate race below. Email TwitterLists2010+KYSen@gmail.com if you know someone who shou...

Kentucky Senate: 2010 Election BREAKING News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Follow the latest news and discussion about the 2010 Kentucky Senate race below. Email TwitterLists2010+KYSen@gmail.com if you know someone who shou...

Daniel Mongiardo: Kentucky Senate 2010 Election BREAKING News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Follow the latest news and discussion about the 2010 Kentucky Senate race below. Email TwitterLists2010+KYSen@gmail.com if you know someone who shou...

Jason Linkins

Primary Night: A Great Night For Schadenfreude, A Bad Night For Media Narratives

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The first big primaries of the 2010 campaign season are in the books and if you're a fan of schadenfreude and watching well-heeled political titans hit the skids, it was a particularly sweet night.

To Know What Rand Paul's Victory Means, Look to Pennsylvania 12

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The Tea Party can beat their chests all they want about the "hugeness" of their movement's big victory in Kentucky, but all it portends for the party in November's midterm elections is Republican-on-Republican bloodletting.

Progressives Get Clean Sweep on Election Night

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Obama endorsing establishment candidates who were more right-wing than their challengers was his problem, not the Democrats'. Maybe he should learn something from that.

The 'Mad-As-Hell' Party Scores as the Anxious Class Stews

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Do the electoral trends right now signal increasing strength on both political extremes? No -- not really. To the extent these races represent anything at all, it's a swing against the establishment.

Kentucky Senate Primary RESULTS

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Follow the latest news and discussion about the 2010 Kentucky Senate race below. Email TwitterLists2010+KYSen@gmail.com if you know someone who shou...

The Social Web, Insurgent Candidates and Rallying the Base

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

Does the social Web -- the blogging, tweeting, Facebooking Internet -- work better for insurgent candidates? The answer, of course, is not that simple. If it were, Ron Paul would be president by now.

Primary Results In Kentucky, Arkansas, And Pennsylvania Will Have National Significance

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Party-switching Sen. Arlen Specter fell to a younger and far less experienced rival in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary, and pol...

Democrats And Republicans Could Both Face Major Primary Backlash

Time Magazine | Jay Newton-Small | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The proposition that the Tea Party could tear apart the GOP will be tested in primaries this week -- nowhere more so than in Kentucky, where Tea Party...

Ryan Grim

Conservatives Blast McConnell For Voting 'No' On Audit The Fed Amendment

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just days ahead of a key Kentucky GOP primary, Mitch McConnell cast a symbolic vote against auditing the Federal Reserve -- the issue that is most clo...

Rand Paul: Kentucky Senate 2010 Election BREAKING News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Follow the latest news and discussion about the 2010 Kentucky Senate race below. Email TwitterLists2010+KYSen@gmail.com if you know someone who shou...

Jim Bunning Backed By Kentucky GOP Senate Candidates

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While Senate Democrats -- and even some Republicans -- seem to have grown tired of Sen. Jim Bunning's (R-Ky.) obstructionist tactics, the GOP candidat...