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Kentucky Senate Race

Worst Advice Money Can Buy

Ken Toltz | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics
Ken Toltz

It's shocking and sad that these smart, accomplished people work so hard to raise the money running for office requires, then lose their bearings and the courage to stand up for their beliefs or proudly tout their record and principles.

Eliot Nelson

In Bed At A Reasonable Hour: Mitch McConnell's Election Night Extravaganza

HuffingtonPost.com | Eliot Nelson | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- When the crowd at Mitch McConnell's election party first learned their candidate had won a sixth term in the Senate, the reaction w...

GOP Voter Intimidation Efforts Are in Full Swing

Erik Ose | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Erik Ose

Why do the Republicans feel a need to engage in such shady voter intimidation schemes year after year? Why are they so afraid of letting people go to the polls and choosing whichever candidates they prefer, free from interference with their right to vote?

Costly And Competitive Senate Campaign Nears End

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a final, furious day of campaigning, Republicans strained to capture control of the Senate while Democrats struggled to limit t...

Zach Carter

Eight Things You Probably Didn't Know About Mitch McConnell And Kentucky

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

A year ago, before Sen. Mitch McConnell knew the name of his Democratic opponent in this year's race, The Huffington Post traveled across Kentucky att...

Mitch McConnell: Vote For GOP Because We'll End Gridlock

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

In the GOP's closing pitch ahead of Tuesday's midterm election, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) argued that historic levels of gridlock...

Elizabeth Warren Stumps For Alison Lundergan Grimes In Kentucky

AP | By ADAM BEAM | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren brought her brand of populist politics back to Kentucky on Tuesday to campaign for Democrat Alison...

Democrats Unveil New Ad In Heated Kentucky Senate Race

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Democrats' campaign committee on Tuesday released an ad that criticizes Republican Leader Mitch McConnell as spending t...

Sam Stein

Some Clarity On What Mitch McConnell Wants For Kentucky's Obamacare Exchange

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Since the first and only debate in the Kentucky Senate race, there’s been some speculation on what exactly Senate Minority Leader Mi...

Kentucky Newspapers Endorse Alison Lundergan Grimes

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

Two major Kentucky newspapers have endorsed Alison Lundergan Grimes for Senate over incumbent Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R). The Cour...

Grimes Ad Misses The Mark On McConnell

FactCheck.org | Robert Farley | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Thought you’d seen it all this political season? An ad from Democrat Alison Lundergan Gri...

Democratic Sen. Mark Begich: 'The President Is Not Relevant'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

Barack Obama who? Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) offered one of the sharpest put downs about the president on Wednesday, when he told the Washington E...

Igor Bobic

Democrats Reverse, Pour Money Back Into Kentucky Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Emboldened by new polling showing a tight race for Senate in Kentucky, Democrats are recommitting funds to boost Democrat Alison Lunderg...

Mitch McConnell vs. Alison Lundergan-Grimes Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Kentucky Senate Race 2014

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Mitch McConnell vs. Alison Lundergan-Grimes Senate race? One that will give you an unbiased, n...

McConnell, Grimes Both Flub Facts In Battle Over Uninsured

FactCheck.org | Lori Robertson | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes disagreed at their Oct. 13 debate...

McConnell Claims To Have 'Shocking' Video Proving Grimes Is Lying. He Doesn't.

FactCheck.org | Robert Farley | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Sen. Mitch McConnell claims in a TV ad to have “shocking” video evidence from Alison Lu...

DSCC Stops Running Ads In Kentucky Senate Race

AP | By ADAM BEAM | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics

FLORENCE, Ky. (AP) — In the final weeks of a cross-country battle for Senate control, officials in both political parties are making multimillion-do...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Mitch McConnell Wants Kentucky To Believe Its Obamacare Exchange Is Just A Website

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has struggled throughout his re-election campaign to explain what repealing Obamacare wou...

Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes Face Off In Only Debate

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — In a debate at close quarters, Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes vowed Monday night to be independent of President...

Amanda Terkel

Mitch McConnell: I Didn't Earn My Millions, I Inherited Them!

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) doesn't deny that he's rich. But what stuck in his craw Monday night was his Democratic o...

Mitch McConnell Under Fire, But...

FactCheck.org | Robert Farley | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. In an interesting twist, Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell is under fire from his Democratic op...

Howard Fineman

Mitch vs. Alison Isn't Over Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Coal miners used to take canaries with them underground, where a dying bird would signal the presence of poison gases. In Kentucky’...

The Complex Story Of A Woman Featured In A McConnell Ad Explained

AP | By ADAM BEAM | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In a recent campaign ad for Republican Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky woman tells of how the U.S. Senate's minority leader fought...

Alison Lundergan Grimes Edges Ahead In New Poll

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy & Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

A SurveyUSA Bluegrass Poll, released Monday, gives Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes the advantage over Republican Mitch McConnell in the Kentucky Sena...

Amanda Terkel

Mitch McConnell Pulls Out The 'I'm Not A Scientist' Dodge On Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) declined to elaborate on his skepticism about man-made climate change Thursday, pulling o...