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Kentucky Senate Race

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...

This Guy Is Running For The Senate Just To Make The World More Anti-Semitic, Racist

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

Racist and anti-Semitic signs and statements from a write-in candidate have drawn new attention to Kentucky's U.S. Senate race this week. Robert Ra...

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 ...

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...

Jason Linkins

Alison Lundergan Grimes' Parents Looking At Some Christmas Ornaments Is Somehow News

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Ashley Alman

McConnell Widens Lead Over Grimes In New Poll

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Samantha Lachman

Mitch McConnell Reveals Why He Thinks His Re-Election Fight Is So Competitive

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

In a local radio interview Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) gave a frank response when asked why he thinks his re-election ra...

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...

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, ...

Bill Clinton Rallies Voters For Alison Lundergan Grimes

AP | ADAM BEAM | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes turned to Bill Clinton on Wednesday to help insulate her from an unpopular Democrat...

Howard Fineman

Kentucky's GOP Bromance Deepens, Even Without True Love

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics

MAYFIELD, Ky. -- Sen. Rand Paul arrived at the Graves County GOP breakfast here Saturday all but incognito, without an entourage, wearing jeans, cowbo...

Howard Fineman

Mitch McConnell Is The Least Of It For Alison Lundergan Grimes

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics

PADUCAH, Ky. -- Two key features of Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes’ drive to oust GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell were on display here Friday wi...

Campaign Advice for Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics
Benjamin Knoll

There's no shortage of campaign strategy advice in this year's Kentucky Senate race. In that spirit, I'll add my own two cents. If I were advising the McConnell campaign, I would say... Don't screw up.

Grimes: Iron Dome Helps Israel Defend Against Terrorists In Tunnels

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes drew attention Tuesday with a remark about Israel's famed air defense system known as the...

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...

Grimes Hits McConnell With Misleading Attack Ad

AP | ADAM BEAM and CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In a new ad from Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, retired coal miner Don Disney looks straight into the c...

Mitch McConnell Will Push For 20-Week Abortion Ban If GOP Gains Senate Control

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

With the midterm elections months away, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is already plotting his agenda in case the Republicans win back...

Sam Stein

Gov. Steve Beshear Urges Fellow Democrats To Take Obamacare 'And Run With It'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fresh off a six-month period in which his state defied expectations to become one of Obamacare's defining success stories, Kentucky Gov....

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 ...

Amanda Terkel

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...