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Jesse Benton

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...

Rand Paul Makes Curious Remark About McConnell Campaign

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) waded into a controversy Tuesday between Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his campaign manager, Jesse Benton. Appearing on "...

Jason Linkins

Mitch McConnell Teams Up With Nose-Holding Aide On Epic 'Somebody Farted' Joke

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

Actually, this is just a Facebook post from Mitch McConnell, signalling that the "holding my nose" beef is, as I figured, quashed. But leave your ...

Jason Linkins

Mitch McConnell Is Going To Suck It Up And Press Ahead With His 'Nose Holding' Campaign Manager

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

As Luke Johnson reported earlier Thursday, the latest headache for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) comes in the form of a phone convers...

Top Mitch McConnell Aide: 'I'm Sorta Holdin' My Nose For Two Years'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

Jesse Benton, campaign manager for Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), said that he was holding his nose while working for McConnell and thinking of the lon...

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.

Howard Fineman

McConnell, Paul Gang Up On GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- They began as sworn enemies and later made peace as allies of convenience. Now Kentucky's two Republican senators, Mitch McConnell and R...

McConnell Campaign Manager Blasts 'Gestapo' Scare Tactic After Audio Leaked

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said the leaked audio recording of a campaign strategy session reeked of "Nixonian" tactics...

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...

Jon Ward

Ron Paul Not Likely To Endorse Mitt Romney, Adviser Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top adviser to Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) said Tuesday that the insurgent presidential candidate will probably not endorse Mitt Romney fo...

Jon Ward

'Rubicon Of Downtime' Awaits GOP Candidates Who Endure

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

OSKALOOSA, Iowa -- Even before news leaked out Sunday that Newt Gingrich's campaign is having trouble gathering enough signatures to get the candidate...