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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...

Paul Blumenthal

Alison Lundergan Grimes Sets Kentucky Fundraising Record

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic challenger to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), raised more than $4 mill...

Amanda Terkel

Mitch McConnell's Solution To Soaring Student Debt: Less Yale, More For-Profit Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) seemed to have little sympathy for students who have accumulated massive amounts of stude...

Sam Stein

The Thought Of Scott Brown Being Elected Makes Harry Reid Laugh Out Loud

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Want to make Harry Reid laugh? Ask him what he thinks about Scott Brown's chances of returning to the Senate. The Senate majority lea...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Mitch McConnell Says Obamacare Repeal Won't Affect Kentuckians Who Signed Up For Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Repealing Obamacare has been the focus of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's reelection campaign, though he has been coy about wha...

Ryan Grim

Alison Lundergan Grimes Still Avoids A Straight Answer On Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has declined to say how she would have voted on the Affordable Care Act had...

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.) ...

Mitch McConnell: 'Every Crazy Liberal' Has Heard Of Me

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics

As he battles through a tight 2014 reelection campaign, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) believes himself to be a popular target. The...

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...