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Alison Lundergan Grimes

McConnell, Grimes Both Get Public Pay To Campaign

AP | ADAM BEAM | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell is criticizing his Democratic opponent for drawing her state paycheck while away from work to ca...

Amanda Terkel

Bill Clinton Appears In His First Senate Ad This Cycle | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D), who is fighting to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), is ou...

Alison Lundergan Grimes Opposes 'Gun Show Loophole'

AP | By ADAM BEAM | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A week after running a dramatic TV ad in which Alison Lundergan Grimes said she disagreed with President Barack Obama on guns,...

Paul Blumenthal

Where Billionaires Are Placing Bets In This Year's Elections | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Democratic Party works to hold control of the U.S. Senate for the final two years of Barack Obama's presidency, a key strategy fo...

Dave Jamieson

Alison Lundergan Grimes: Both McConnell And His Wife Have Failed Coal Miners | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The campaign of Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has ripped her opponent, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), for siding wi...

Mitch McConnell Aims To Soften His Image

Reuters | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics

By Richard Cowan PADUCAH, Ky, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Mitch McConnell is hardly a lovable guy. The Republican leader in the U.S. Senate ha...

Sam Stein

Democratic Senate Candidates Run From Obama While GOP Moves Toward His Agenda | Sam Stein | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the 2014 campaign enters its final stages, the two parties are approaching President Barack Obama in unconventional ways. Some De...

Obama Takes Center Stage In Kentucky's Senate Race

AP | By ADAM BEAM | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — President Barack Obama is playing a starring role in Kentucky's fierce Senate race, with new ads putting him at the center of ...

5 Ways Mitch McConnell Explains Our Bleak World

Alec MacGillis | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Alec MacGillis

As powerful as he is, Mitch McConnell has gotten oddly little attention over the years, in large part because he offers little superficial appeal. But McConnell holds the key to understanding how our politics and government have come to such a low point.

Alison Lundergan Grimes Goes Skeet-Shooting To Prove She's 'Not Barack Obama'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

U.S. Senate candidate and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) goes skeet-shooting in her campaign's latest television ad in an att...

McConnell Revs The Ad Machine, But...

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

This story was published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. Don’t b...

Grimes' Senate Task: Sway Non-Obama Voters

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — Gina Roberts was pleased to see a woman capture a statewide office in Kentucky when Alison Lundergan Grimes was elected secreta...

Jason Linkins

Alison Lundergan Grimes' Parents Looking At Some Christmas Ornaments Is Somehow News | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

It's been awhile since I've come face to face with one of those "how on Earth did this become a news story" stories, but Monday morning, The Hill spew...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Senate Polls Show Edge For GOP | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

Two sets of polls released Sunday find an edge for the GOP in a closely contested Senate midterm environment, although they differ on the size of that...

Latest Polls Agree On Tough Kentucky Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

In an election year hinging on a handful of remarkably close Senate races, recent surveys are reaching something of a consensus on Kentucky. Three pol...

Want Marriage Equality? Don't Sit Out These Elections

Chris Cormier | Posted 09.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Chris Cormier

As a gay man who has spent the last decade working to advance marriage equality, I cheer "yaaaas" with each new marriage victory. And yet, I know that our momentum will quickly be stunted if we sit out the November elections.

Ashley Alman

McConnell Widens Lead Over Grimes In New Poll | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

A Saturday Bluegrass Poll gives Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) the edge in one of the tightest Senate races in the nation, with just over two months lef...

Campaign Cash Is Buying Tons Of Ads

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT and CATHERINE LUCEY | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's airwaves are already jammed with political ads, most of them negative, in one of the Senate races nationwide that wil...

Alex Lazar

Madeleine Albright Endorses Alison Lundergan Grimes For U.S. Senate | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright endorsed Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) on Tuesday in her bid for the U.S. ...

Women's Equality Day: So Much Achieved, So Far to Go

Alison Lundergan Grimes | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Alison Lundergan Grimes

Today on Women's Equality Day, we commemorate the passage of women's right to vote -- celebrating how far we have come, but also recognizing the work that remains. Sometimes it seems like women are the only people coming together across party lines to get things done.

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.