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Kentucky Senate Race

Laura Bassett

Conservative Newspaper Mocks Female Candidate In Sexist Editorial

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.10.2014 | Media

The conservative-leaning Washington Times has published an editorial about a female candidate for U.S. Senate that could help to explain why some wome...

McConnell's Tea Party Challenger Spoke At Cockfight Rally

AP | Posted 04.05.2014 | 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...

Paul Blumenthal

Dark Money Group's #McConnelling Violates Campaign Laws: Watchdogs

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Campaign finance watchdogs are calling foul on a "dark money" nonprofit's use of b-roll footage posted by the campaign of Sen. Mitch McC...

McConnell On Tea Party Challengers: 'We Are Going To Crush Them Everywhere'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says he isn't worried about tea party-backed candidates challenging GOP incumbents in this year's midte...

Alison Lundergan Grimes: Mitch McConnell Is Like A Twice-Heated Biscuit

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

Alison Lundergan Grimes, who's hoping to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) in Kentucky, compared her rival to a twice-heated biscuit. ...

Mitch McConnell Welcomes Bill Clinton To Kentucky

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton is making something of a splash in Kentucky, campaigning on Tuesday against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. And ...

Howard Fineman

The Big Dog's Kentucky Game Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

LOUISVILLE -- As far as most Kentucky Democrats are concerned, the head of the national Democratic Party isn’t President Barack Obama, though they l...

Mitch McConnell Gets 'Worst Birthday' Present From Alison Lundergan Grimes

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) celebrates his 72nd birthday on Thursday. His Democratic rival, Alison Lundergan Grimes, didn't let the ...

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...

Bill Clinton To Campaign With Alison Lundergan Grimes In Kentucky Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton will be traveling to Louisville, Ky. later this month to campaign for Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grime...

McConnell Farm Bill Vote Creates Political Problems

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) may have done the popular thing and voted for the farm bill he has opposed in the past, b...

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...

Jason Cherkis

Consultant's Conspiracy Theories Went Too Far For Tea Party

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United Kentucky Tea Party has parted ways with controversial activist Greg Fettig. The Louisville-based Courier-Journal first report...

Alison Lundergan Grimes Hits Mitch McConnell On Kentucky Jobs In New Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Secretary of State and U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) released a new web ad Thursday featuring the story of an Eastern Ken...

Lundergan Grimes Accuses McConnell Of Laughing 'In The Faces' Of The Unemployed

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) chuckled at the end of a radio interview recently when a host told him he hoped the lawmaker would vote...

McConnell Campaign Trades Barbs With Primary Challenger

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin on Thursday criticized his rival, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), in a policy-oriented speech titled ...

Mitch McConnell Is Washington's 'Guardian of Gridlock,' James Carville Says

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is a "guardian of gridlock" and "the main cause of dysfunction in Washington," Democratic...

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...

Alison Lundergan Grimes Beats Mitch McConnell In First Quarter Fundraising

The Huffington Post | Jared Gilmour | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes outraised Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the first quarter, raking in over $2.5 million for her ca...

McConnell Challenger Backs Restoring Felons' Gun, Voting Rights

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

Conservative Kentucky Senate candidate Matt Bevin (R), who is challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in his 2014 reelection bid, s...

Conservative McConnell Rival Shuns Tea Party

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

Matt Bevin, a Kentucky conservative who is challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, distanced himself from the tea party on Thursday. "I...

McConnell Battles Conservative Challenge

AP | ROGER ALFORD and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is not far enough to the right for some conservatives. The five-term Kentucky lawmaker, w...

McConnell Slams GOP Rival For Being 'Dishonest'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is slamming his GOP rival Matt Bevin in a new ad, citing a report that says Bevin was "dishonest" about...

Jason Linkins

Matt Bevin Attacks McConnell On Obamacare, Aligns Himself With Senate Hostage Takers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

In recent days, when life whipped the Senate minority leader with its cat-of-nine-tails, somewhere between three and four of those tails left marks th...

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...