mitch mcconnell http://wfpl.org en Does McConnell and Grimes' Focus on Coal Distract From Economic Diversification? http://wfpl.org/post/does-mcconnell-and-grimes-focus-coal-distract-economic-diversification <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Despite the fact that Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes made clear their unqualified support of Kentucky's coal industry, coal continues to play a role in this year's Senate election.</p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:02:23 +0000 Erica Peterson 9748 at http://wfpl.org Does McConnell and Grimes' Focus on Coal Distract From Economic Diversification? President Obama Fundraising for Super PAC Linked to Kentucky Senate Race http://wfpl.org/post/president-obama-fundraising-super-pac-linked-kentucky-senate-race <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Barack Obama is raising money for a political action committee that has been running attack ads in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race against Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.</span></p><p class="ap-story-p">From the&nbsp;<a href="http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBAMA_SUPER_PAC?SITE=AP&amp;SECTION=HOME&amp;TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&amp;CTIME=2014-06-16-20-55-35">Associated Press</a>:</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:16:09 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9582 at http://wfpl.org President Obama Fundraising for Super PAC Linked to Kentucky Senate Race Alison Lundergan Grimes Wants the Keystone Pipeline OK'd http://wfpl.org/post/alison-lundergan-grimes-wants-keystone-pipeline-okd <p>FRANKFORT — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is calling on President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, joining 11 incumbent Democrats as the party tries to keep control of the Senate this November.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:12:15 +0000 Associated Press 9206 at http://wfpl.org Alison Lundergan Grimes Wants the Keystone Pipeline OK'd Matt Bevin Campaign Spokeswoman Departs Ahead of Primary Election http://wfpl.org/post/matt-bevin-campaign-spokeswoman-departs-ahead-primary-election <p>In the final weeks of the Kentucky Republican primary election, U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin's chief spokeswoman has left the campaign for an unknown reason.</p><p>Rachel Semmel joined Bevin's bid to unseat GOP leader Mitch McConnell last September after <a href="http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/05/gop-aide-leaving-job-after-helping-mcconnell-challenger/">leaving an Arizona GOP lawmaker’s</a> office.</p><p>But in recent weeks Semmel had missed several campaign events and failed to respond to follow-up questions.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:14:46 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9184 at http://wfpl.org Matt Bevin Campaign Spokeswoman Departs Ahead of Primary Election Northern Kentuckians Share Thoughts on Heroin Epidemic With U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell http://wfpl.org/post/northern-kentuckians-share-thoughts-heroin-epidemic-us-sen-mitch-mcconnell <p>FLORENCE– Republican U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell heard testimony on Friday from Northern Kentuckians on how to tackle Kentucky’s burgeoning heroin epidemic.</p><p>McConnell held court at the Northern Kentucky Area Development District building for a 90-minute discussion that featured panelists with first-hand knowledge of the drug’s impact, including law enforcement officials, opiate treatment specialists, educators and a recovering heroin addict.</p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8818 at http://wfpl.org Northern Kentuckians Share Thoughts on Heroin Epidemic With U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell Rand Paul Says He Will Sue President Obama Over NSA Domestic Surveillance Program http://wfpl.org/post/rand-paul-says-he-will-sue-president-obama-over-nsa-domestic-surveillance-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">RandPAC, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul's political arm, has announced that the Republican lawmaker will join a class action lawsuit against President Barack Obama.</span></p><p>In a statement, Paul says the NSA's&nbsp;monitoring of American citizens violates the Fourth Amendment. He will file the suit in Washington D.C. Wednesday, then hold a press conference.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 21:39:55 +0000 Gabe Bullard 8559 at http://wfpl.org Rand Paul Says He Will Sue President Obama Over NSA Domestic Surveillance Program Conservative Group Bucks Team Mitch, NRSC by Hiring Blacklisted Consulting Firm http://wfpl.org/post/conservative-group-bucks-team-mitch-nrsc-hiring-blacklisted-consulting-firm <p>A prominent conservative group is hiring a consulting firm which had been all but excommunicated by national Republicans at the behest of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell last year.</p><p>The Club for Growth has yet to endorse in Kentucky's GOP primary battle between McConnell and Tea Party-backed businessman Matt Bevin, but the <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/madison-project-endorses-matt-bevin-senate">group has said it is paying close attention</a> to the race.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:53:51 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8433 at http://wfpl.org Conservative Group Bucks Team Mitch, NRSC by Hiring Blacklisted Consulting Firm Poll: Kentuckians Lack Information About Affordable Care Act as Favorability Declines http://wfpl.org/post/poll-kentuckians-lack-information-about-affordable-care-act-favorability-declines <p>A large majority of insured and uninsured Kentuckians say they still lack the necessary information about the Affordable Care Act to determine its impact on them.</p><p>And a declining number of residents view the federal overhaul favorably compared to two years ago.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8412 at http://wfpl.org Poll: Kentuckians Lack Information About Affordable Care Act as Favorability Declines Agriculture Commissioner James Comer Praises Hemp Provision in Federal Farm Bill http://wfpl.org/post/agriculture-commissioner-james-comer-praises-hemp-provision-federal-farm-bill <p>Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is praising a provision in the U.S. farm bill that would allow <a href="/term/industrial-hemp">hemp cultivation </a>at state universities.</p><p>Language in the federal legislation would permit state-level hemp growth if they've passed legislation allowing it on the state level. Kentucky passed such legislation last year.</p><p>U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell was integral in getting the language in the bill, Comer says.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:30:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8393 at http://wfpl.org Agriculture Commissioner James Comer Praises Hemp Provision in Federal Farm Bill Alison Lundergan Grimes Files for Senate Election http://wfpl.org/post/alison-lundergan-grimes-files-senate-election <p>It’s official. Grimes is running for the senate.</p><p>After a ceremonial signing of her candidacy papers attended by Gov. Steve Beshear and four former Kentucky governors, Grimes told reporters that she intends to support a raise in the minimum wage and pay equity for women.</p><p>“I believe, especially on behalf of the women all across Kentucky, in closing the pay equity gap. Instead, Sen. McConnell votes against the Lilly Ledbetter Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act. Kentuckians, especially the women of Kentucky, deserve better," she says.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 01:54:37 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8190 at http://wfpl.org Alison Lundergan Grimes Files for Senate Election