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Mitch McConnell's New Ad Features Duke Basketball Instead Of Kentucky, Mockery Ensues

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) presumably meant to feature a clip of the University of Kentucky's basketball team in a new campaign sp...

Rick Perry Endorses Mitch McConnell, Calls For Senate Takeover

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) endorsed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for re-election during a Lincoln-Reagan dinner event in Murray, Ky. ...

Howard Fineman

'Not A Bromance,' But Two Top GOP Senators Have A Shotgun Marriage Built To Last

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jesse Benton was delighted with his handiwork. “Thought it went well,” he told me after the Thursday show he had choreographed for M...

Jennifer Bendery

Tea Party Group Somehow Tries To Blame Mitch McConnell For Gay Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A tea party group released a new ad on Tuesday claiming that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is the reason Kentucky is "s...

Paul Blumenthal

What Lies Behind Top GOP Senator's Local Support? Karl Rove's Network

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Steven Law, the head of the Crossroads groups founded by Republican strategist Karl Rove, has declared that reelecting Sen. Mitch McConn...

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

Alison Lundergan Grimes Looks Like The Real Thing

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A jam-packed and almost giddy Democratic crowd at a fundraising event here is the latest sign that the Senate race in Kentucky is f...

Amanda Terkel

Legislative Employee Fired For Appearing In Alison Lundergan Grimes Campaign Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Charles Booker, a 29-year-old employee of the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission, was fired Monday after appearing in an ad suppor...

Mitch McConnell Facing Foes From Both The Left And Right

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrats dream of driving U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell into retirement this year, ridding President Barack Obama of one of hi...

Most Kentucky Republicans Disagree With Mitch McConnell On Medicaid

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

The vast majority of Kentuckians support the state's decision to expand Medicaid, putting them at odds with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-...

Jason Cherkis

Mitch McConnell Once Again Plays Politics With Plant Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the first major television ad buy of his 2014 campaign, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) does not tout his ability to cut deals as the Se...

Grimes Calls Out McConnell On Fair Pay Claims

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

Kentucky Secretary of State and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes' campaign criticized Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (...

Michael McAuliff

Nuclear Option Raises Stakes For 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made one party in the Senate significantly more powerful when he ended filibusters on presidential app...

Tea Partier Officially Files Paperwork For Senate Run

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

Nearly four months after announcing his intentions to run for U.S. Senate, Kentucky tea party Republican Matt Bevin made the paperwork official on Fri...

Latest Poll Finds Tight Senate Race For Mitch McConnell

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) are running neck and neck in the 2014 Senat...

Leonardo DiCaprio Wants To Make Sure Mitch McConnell Is A Loser

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) has racked up donations from at least 66 Hollywood celebrities in her race for U.S. Senate, in...

McConnell Wins Unlikely Praise

AP | ROGER ALFORD | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In the midst of a double-barreled re-election fight, Mitch McConnell is earning praise back home from some u...

McConnell's Tea Party Opponent Backed By Conservative Group

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

The GOP primary challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) received an endorsement Friday from the Senate Conservatives Fund, a PAC ...

Jennifer Bendery

Mitch McConnell Wins The Praises Of... Democratic Leaders

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There was a lot of back-patting among Democratic leaders Wednesday after the Senate passed its bill to end the government shutdown and a...

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...

Sabrina Siddiqui

McConnell Once Slammed Using Shutdown As Leverage

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell worked last month to put the breaks on a government shutdown. The reason why: He's probably scarr...

Amanda Terkel

Mitch McConnell Faces Tea Party Ire For Failing To Back Ted Cruz Filibuster

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tea party leaders lashed out at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) this week after he said he would not back Sen. Ted Cruz's...

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 Accused Of 'Breaking A Promise'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee began running a new television ad Thursday attacking Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Socia...

Why McConnell May Be In Trouble

RealClearPolitics | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

The world of political projections was rocked by a pair of recent polls showing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell narrowly trailing his Democrati...