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Mitch McConnell's Role In Senate Sexual-Harassment Probe Comes Under Scrutiny

Mother Jones | Molly Redden | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

Facing his toughest reelection battle in years against a well-known and well-financed female opponent, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) recently boasted that h...

Rand Paul Won't Publicly Say Why He Supports Mitch McConnell

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

Though Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has endorsed his fellow senator from the Bluegrass State, he didn't seem comfortable enough at a community forum to expl...

Grimes Tops McConnell In Latest Fundraising Quarter

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) raised more than Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the first three months of 2...

Mitch McConnell Has Best Fundraising Quarter So Far This Cycle, Takes In $2.4 Million

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) reported his best reelection fundraising period so far this cycle, announcing Monday that his campaign ...

Mitch McConnell's New Ad Features Duke Basketball Instead Of Kentucky, Mockery Ensues

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) presumably meant to feature a clip of the University of Kentucky's basketball team in a new campaign sp...

Mitch McConnell Puts Muscle Behind The Exact Type Of Bill He Claims To Stay Out Of

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) seems to have mixed feelings when it comes to how he approaches state-based legislation. In an inte...

Howard Fineman

'Not A Bromance,' But Two Top GOP Senators Have A Shotgun Marriage Built To Last | Howard Fineman | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jesse Benton was delighted with his handiwork. “Thought it went well,” he told me after the Thursday show he had choreographed for M...

Latest Rand Paul Move Stokes More 2016 Speculation

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is looking for a way to run for both reelection to the Senate and for president in 2016, in the latest indication he’s seriou...

Howard Fineman

Alison Lundergan Grimes Looks Like The Real Thing | Howard Fineman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A jam-packed and almost giddy Democratic crowd at a fundraising event here is the latest sign that the Senate race in Kentucky is f...

McConnell Challenger: Marriage Equality Slippery Slope, Could Lead To Parent-Child Marriage

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Republican Senate candidate and businessman Matt Bevin suggested in an interview that legalizing same-sex marriage is a slippery slope, and c...

New Campaign Website Slams Mitch McConnell On Jobs

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D), who is running to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), unveiled a new websi...

Lawmaker Gives Unsettling Explanation For How She Accidentally Fired Gun In Her Office

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

A Kentucky state lawmaker accidentally fired her handgun in her legislative office Tuesday. State Representative Leslie Combs, a Democrat, was unlo...

McConnell Wins Unlikely Praise

AP | ROGER ALFORD | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In the midst of a double-barreled re-election fight, Mitch McConnell is earning praise back home from some u...

Dem Governor Slams Rick Scott's 'Clumsy Attempt'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

A new battle heated up Tuesday after Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) posted a letter on Facebook criticizing Florida Gov. Rick Scott's (R) attempt to ...

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...

Jason Linkins

Mitch McConnell Puns Like Your Dad In His Ads | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

The Huffington Post's reporters Jason Cherkis and Zach Carter on Thursday published a long and comprehensive exploration of Senate Minority Leader Mit...

Jason Cherkis

Kentucky's King: How Mitch McConnell Has (Mis)Ruled The Bluegrass State | Jason Cherkis | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

PADUCAH, Ky. -- Ever since the U.S. government's uranium enrichment plant started hiring in 1951, there has been a Buckley helping to run it. Before h...

McConnell, Paul Forge Mutually Beneficial Alliance

AP | ROGER ALFORD | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- To cover his political flank, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has forged an alliance with tea party darling Rand Paul, pick...

McConnell, Paul Forge Marriage Of Convenience

New York Times | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics

Their relationship got off on an awful footing. In a Republican primary in his home state of Kentucky, Senator Mitch McConnell backed the establishmen...

Eliot Nelson

The Most Democratic County In America | Eliot Nelson | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

SANDY HOOK, Ky. -- In 1988, the band Alabama scored a No. 1 country hit with "Song of the South," Bob McDill's tribute to life in rural Dixie. Twangy ...

The Seismic Shift on Marriage Equality Reaches My Old Kentucky Home

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

We are always bad-mouthing politicians that disappoint us. So, why not thank true leaders when they make a selfless, brave announcement?

Some Advice for Ashley Judd From a Kentucky Political Consultant

Matt Wyatt | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics
Matt Wyatt

Kentucky is my home, and recently, talk of our state's political future has made headlines everywhere. We don't mind the spotlight. But before our state's 2014 race for U.S. Senate heats up any further, I feel compelled to offer an open letter to Ashley Judd.

Judd News May Spell Trouble For McConnell

National Journal | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

Actress Ashley Judd and Indy Car driver Dario Franchitti are ending their marriage after 11 years, and, yes, the news impacts Senate Minority Leader M...

Paul Blumenthal

Super PAC Already Targets Mitch McConnell In 2014 Race | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's just January 2013, but in the race to oust Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) after nearly three decades in the Senate,...

John Celock

Tea Party Sympathizers Target Kentucky Library | John Celock | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

A group of Tea Party sympathizers in Pulaski County, Ky., is trying to shut down the county library system's special taxing district over a tax hike, ...