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Kentucky Senate Race Is Still Up For Grabs, Poll Finds

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is nearly deadlocked with Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, according to a new Bluegrass P...

McConnell Claim Under Scrutiny In Grimes' Latest Effort

FactCheck.org | Robert Farley | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. A laid off coal miner in an Alison Lundergan Grimes TV ad poses a question to Sen. Mitch Mc...

McConnell And Grimes Are Pushing The Same Message

AP | By ADAM BEAM | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

FRANKLIN, Ky. (AP) — In this small Kentucky town near the Tennessee border, where registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans by 2 to 1, A...

McConnell's Tea Party Challenger Spoke At Cockfight Rally

AP | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Matt Bevin spoke at a rally in Kentucky meant to build support for legal cockfighting. The tea p...

Poll Spells Trouble For McConnell In Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Stephen Calabria | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) leads his Democratic challenger, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D), by a single p...

Tea Party Challenger Caught In Flip-Flop

AP | Associated Press | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tea party-backed Republican in Kentucky's Senate race often rebukes Sen. Mitch McConnell for supporting the 2008 federal bailo...

Mitch McConnell And Alison Lundergan Grimes In Virtual Tie In Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) are in a virtual tie in the 2014 Senate rac...

Read How This Democrat Is Going To Beat Mitch McConnell

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) thinks she can beat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in next year's Senate race. The Kentucky secretary o...

Grimes Goes Harsh Against McConnell

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) released a new web ad Monday in her race for U.S. Senate that compares the job of her opponent...

Jason Linkins

New Video Of Alison Lundergan Grimes Raises Fancy-Pants Charge

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

In previous dispatches on the Kentucky Senate race, I've noted that the many achievements of GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell's supporters include things like...

Howard Fineman

Political Read: Mitch The 'Chippendale'

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics

PADUCAH, Ky. -– Sitting at a mahogany table on her new campaign bus, Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes used her first substantive interview on issues...

New Poll Should Have Mitch McConnell Scared Of Democratic Challenger

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

New poll numbers released on Thursday hold troubling signs for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). According to the survey -- conducted...

Mitch McConnell's Tea Party Challenger Makes It Official

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

After days of inching toward a 2014 challenge against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), tea partier Matt Bevin made it official in a med...

Reid Hurls Tea Party Jab At McConnell

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) took a jab at Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday, appearing to be entertained by the possibi...

McConnell's Tea Party Rival Makes A Move

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics

Kentucky businessman and Tea Party favorite Matthew Bevin has booked ad time in Louisville and Bowling Green, Politico reported on Friday. The move ha...

Jason Linkins

Mitch McConnell's Crack Campaign Team Notices That His Opponent's Last Name Rhymes With Stuff

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

If you recall, we got a sneak peek a few months ago at the amazing people conducting the opposition research effort for Team Mitch McConnell Re-Elect ...

Dem Slams GOP Leader: 'Mitch McConnell Sucks'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) had some harsh words for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) while speaking at an event for the Jefferson County ...

Former Miss America Draws Buzz As Potential McConnell Challenger

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

Heather French Henry, a former Miss America pageant winner with strong political ties in Kentucky, is the latest Democrat to draw buzz as a potential ...

Jason Linkins

Dem's Crazy-But-Maybe-Not Reason For Accusing McConnell Taper

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

Earlier Thursday, Jefferson County Democratic Party official Jacob Conway came forward to reporters at WPFL News in Louisville, Ky., to allege that "S...

Dem: Liberal Group Behind Secret McConnell Recording

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

Officials with Progress Kentucky, a liberal super PAC that has targeted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the past, were named by a to...

Paul Endorses McConnell, Deals Blow To Tea Party

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) endorsed the reelection campaign of fellow Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday, the Senate minority leader's campaign man...

Judd Senate Run Not Happening

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

Actress and activist Ashley Judd announced Wednesday she would not challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in 2014. Judd tweeted t...

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.

Republicans Mock Judd Again

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

Ashley Judd hasn't officially announced a Senate run yet, but Republicans are making it increasingly clear that they view her as a legitimate politica...

Judd Picks Up More Support

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

Actress Ashley Judd won praise from the highest ranking Democrat in Kentucky's state Legislature on Thursday, the latest chapter in ongoing speculatio...