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Mitch McConnell's Campaign Manager To Resign Amid Bribery Scandal

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics

Jesse Benton, campaign manager for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), is resigning his position, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported Fri...

Samantha Lachman

Mitch McConnell Reveals Why He Thinks His Re-Election Fight Is So Competitive

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

In a local radio interview Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) gave a frank response when asked why he thinks his re-election ra...

Mitch McConnell Shrugs Off Climate Change: 'Each Side Has Their Scientists'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) refused to weigh in on the issue of man-made climate change in a recent interview, giving it a wide ber...

Mitch McConnell Will Debate Alison Lundergan Grimes In October

The Huffington Post | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

Kentucky voters have seen Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his Democratic challenger, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan G...

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...

McConnell Distances Himself From A Budget That He Effusively Praised

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) 2011 budget proposal has incited an advertising war in one of the country's premier Senate contests over how it would have a...

Republican Mayor Jim Brainard Believes in the Science of Climate Change

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Brainard was tapped to be on President Obama's Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. He won first place honors from the 2008 Mayor's Climate Protection Awards Program. The most exciting news in his bio... he is a Republican!

Majority Of Kentucky Voters Side With Grimes On Taxes In New Poll

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

A new poll on Kentuckians' attitudes towards taxation may bear some worrying trends for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the country'...

The Networks' Untold Story About Cantor's Loss

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

Did his pleas influence Democrats to turn out and vote for Brat? Does that explain how the polls were so off? Were they only polling Republicans? Was immigration reform as big an issue as the conservative and liberal pundits would have you believe?

Kasey Varner

Veterans Group Targets Leading Republicans In New Ad Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Kasey Varner | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

A new ad campaign by national veterans group VoteVets.org Action Fund takes aim at GOP Sens. Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Richard Burr (N.C.). Their qual...

McConnell Challenger Criticized For Cockfighting Comments

AP | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin says it was "a bad idea" to outlaw cockfighting and that he "will not support it."...

Mitch McConnell's Role In Senate Sexual-Harassment Probe Comes Under Scrutiny

Mother Jones | Molly Redden | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

Facing his toughest reelection battle in years against a well-known and well-financed female opponent, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) recently boasted that h...

Rand Paul Won't Publicly Say Why He Supports Mitch McConnell

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

Though Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has endorsed his fellow senator from the Bluegrass State, he didn't seem comfortable enough at a community forum to expl...

Grimes Tops McConnell In Latest Fundraising Quarter

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) raised more than Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the first three months of 2...

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...

Mitch McConnell Puts Muscle Behind The Exact Type Of Bill He Claims To Stay Out Of

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) seems to have mixed feelings when it comes to how he approaches state-based legislation. In an inte...

McConnell: Congress Won't Make 'A Lot Of Big Important Things' Happen This Year

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Friday that those hoping for comprehensive immigration reform and other policy changes from Congre...

Sabrina Siddiqui

McConnell Slams Obama On Foreign Policy Amid Ukraine Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) laid into President Barack Obama's grasp of foreign policy Wednesday, although he stopped...

McConnell Challenger: Marriage Equality Slippery Slope, Could Lead To Parent-Child Marriage

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Republican Senate candidate and businessman Matt Bevin suggested in an interview that legalizing same-sex marriage is a slippery slope, and c...

GOP Senate Candidate Calls Mitch McConnell 'Beltway Turtle' In Anti-Cornyn Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics

U.S. Senate candidate Dwayne Stovall stole some attention Thursday from Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) in the Republican primary against Sen. John Corn...

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...

Kate Sheppard

McConnell Aims To Torpedo EPA Carbon Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is seeking to block new rules from the Environmental Protection Agency regarding carbon e...

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...