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Kentucky Senate Race

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...

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.) ...

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...

GOP Senate Candidate Fights Losing Battle

AP | By ADAM BEAM | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — GOP Senate candidate Matt Bevin rolled his "New Generation of Leadership Bus Tour" up to Kentucky's state Capitol Friday to ra...

Outside Group Hits Grimes On Obama, Coal

AP | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A new ad from an independent political group is giving voters a peek of the unrelenting barrage of negative ads linking likely...

Poll Finds Surprising Lead For Southern Democrat

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

For Democrats dispirited by the recent wave of gloomy midterm numbers for their party, an NBC/Marist poll released Monday offers a welcome respite. Wh...

Mitch McConnell Hypocrisy Exposed

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) criticized Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes for traveling out of state for fundraising opportunities, a...

Mitch McConnell Challenger: Criticisms Are 'Just Noise'

AP | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics

BY ADAM BEAM, ASSOCIATED PRESS FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Republican Senate candidate Matt Bevin says he would be a great federal lawmaker -- just ask ...

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 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...

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 ...