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Kentucky Primary

TV Ad War Begins Day After Kentucky Primary

AP | By DAVID ESPO | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Instantly on the attack, allies of Republican leader Mitch McConnell launched a televised barrage against newly minted Democratic ...

Mitch McConnell May Find More To Be Desired In Tuesday Night's Primary Returns

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

Though Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell easily defeated his Republican primary challenger, his campaign may be concerned by the election returns...

Amanda Terkel

Tea Party Groups Promise To Support Mitch McConnell After Matt Bevin's Loss | 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...

McConnell, Grimes Win Primaries

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes are headed for November's general election. The Asso...

McConnell, Grimes Win Senate Primaries

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes have won their respective primaries in Kentucky's Senat...

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...

Kentucky Primary Pits Mitch McConnell Against Tea Party Rival

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

A slew of primary elections are taking place Tuesday, including a GOP brawl in the Bluegrass State. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) ...

Embarrassing Protest Highlights Obama Weakness

AP | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some presidential primary voters in Kentucky and Arkansas are taking a swipe at President Barack Obama, denying the incumbent nearly 4 o...

Mitt Rolls Ahead With Another Win

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney swept the Kentucky and Arkansas Republican presidential primaries Tuesday, inching closer to the GOP nomination he is c...

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: Kentucky Primary Features A 'Proxy Showdown' Between Kentucky Senators | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

The presidential escapade continues to draw most of the media's attention these days, but there are actually some interesting downticket primaries to ...

It's Not the Tea Party's Country to "Take Back"

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

November is the election that counts, and we need to make it a clear statement to the bullies on the Right that they are not in charge.

Sam Stein

Conway Slams Rand Paul's 'Empathy Gap,' 'Cold And Callous' World View | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Seizing on a series of politically eccentric statements from his opponent Rand Paul, Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Jack Conway charged the Tea ...

Bill Lucey

For Primary Losers, An Independent Future? | Bill Lucey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With election results showing convincing wins for Democrat Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania and Republican Rand Paul in Kentucky, some hard analysis awaits ...

Eight Lessons From Tuesday's Primaries

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

First and foremost, the results from Tuesday night were very bad news for the Republican leadership. Lesson #2: Dance with the ones that brung ya. Voters don't like people who they think have abandoned their core beliefs.

What May Says About November

Dylan Loewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Loewe

Tuesday night doesn't tell us what will happen in November. But it does tell us what won't happen. The Republicans aren't going to walk away with this thing. Not without a fight.

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 if you know someone who shou...

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...

Signs That GOP Is Giving-Up On Holding Sen. Bunning's Seat

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

A couple of very interesting developments in the ongoing saga of the most vulnerable Senate incumbent in 2010 -- Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY).

KY Election Officials Arrested, Charged With 'Changing Votes at E-Voting Machines'

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

Will the voting machine company representatives out there continue to report that no election has ever been manipulated via an electronic voting system?

Bunning Threatens to Resign Early and Give Dems 60 Senate Seats If GOP Doesn't Back Off

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

Sen. Jim Bunning is a first-rate crack pot, but his insanity might hasten the speed at which Democrats take back this Senate seat.

Jim Bunning Will Run For Reelection, Despite Cratering GOP Support

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A Republican family feud in Kentucky is creating headaches for GOP leaders struggling to position themselves for a congressional co...

The Clinton Vote And The Racist Tipping Point

John K. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John K. Wilson

Last night's primary results demonstrate again that the issue underlined by the Clinton campaign is not race but racism. "White working class" does not mean racist-- not in Oregon or Vermont or Iowa.