Alison Lundergan Grimes http://wfpl.org en Alison Lundergan Grimes’ Fundraising Haul Cuts Mitch's McConnell Cash Advantage in Half http://wfpl.org/post/alison-lundergan-grimes-fundraising-haul-cuts-mitchs-mcconnell-cash-advantage-half <p>For the second time since entering the Kentucky Senate race, Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes' fundraising haul has outpaced Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell.</p><p>In the first three months of the year, Grimes raised $2.7 million compared to the $2.4 million McConnell generated for the quarter.</p><p>The money advantage still belongs to McConnell, who has raised $22 million overall in a duel campaign against Grimes and GOP primary challenger Matt Bevin.</p><p>Bevin announced Monday his campaign raised $1.1 million during the same period.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:23:06 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9146 at http://wfpl.org Alison Lundergan Grimes’ Fundraising Haul Cuts Mitch's McConnell Cash Advantage in Half Mitch McConnell Expresses Outrage at Sexual Harassment 'Cover-Up' in Kentucky House http://wfpl.org/post/mitch-mcconnell-expresses-outrage-sexual-harassment-cover-kentucky-house <p>Calling it a "cover up," Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky contrasted how he handled a sexual harassment scandal differently than likely Democratic nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes has in recent months.</p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:22:55 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9132 at http://wfpl.org Mitch McConnell Expresses Outrage at Sexual Harassment 'Cover-Up' in Kentucky House Staffers: Lack of African-American Women 'Decision-Makers' in Kentucky Behind Arnold Ethics Verdict http://wfpl.org/post/staffers-lack-african-american-women-decision-makers-kentucky-behind-arnold-ethics-verdict <p>The absence of African-American women in Kentucky's halls of power is why former state Rep. John Arnold hasn't been held accountable.</p><p>That's according to <span class="st">Cassaundra</span> Cooper and Yolanda Costner, two of the three statehouse staffers who have alleged they were sexually harassed and assaulted by Arnold over a three-year period.</p><p>Since August, <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-statehouse-staffers-accuse-rep-john-arnold-sexual-harassment-assault">the Arnold scandal</a> has put the treatment of women in the legislature front and center.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:55:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9106 at http://wfpl.org Staffers: Lack of African-American Women 'Decision-Makers' in Kentucky Behind Arnold Ethics Verdict Alison Lundergan Grimes Mum as Staffer Claims 'War on Women' in Kentucky State House http://wfpl.org/post/alison-lundergan-grimes-mum-staffer-claims-war-women-kentucky-state-house <p>A statehouse staffer says there is a clear "war on women" being waged in the Kentucky legislature after a questionable decision cleared former state Rep. John Arnold of any ethical wrongdoing.</p><p>The scandal is also threatening to entangle U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is in a difficult spot due to her connections to state Democrats involved.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9098 at http://wfpl.org Alison Lundergan Grimes Mum as Staffer Claims 'War on Women' in Kentucky State House What Does 'Equal Pay Day' Mean for Kentucky Women, Especially Minorities? http://wfpl.org/post/what-does-equal-pay-day-mean-kentucky-women-especially-minorities <p>President <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/04/07/obama-equal-pay-executive-action/7423401/">Obama penned a pair of executive actions</a> on Tuesday tied to<a href="http://www.pay-equity.org/day.html"> "Equal Pay Day,"</a>&nbsp;acting on an especially important issue for Kentucky women of all races and ethnicities.</p><p><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">The wage rates along gender lines overall are telling.</span></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:36:39 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9097 at http://wfpl.org What Does 'Equal Pay Day' Mean for Kentucky Women, Especially Minorities? As Kentucky Enrollees Rise Don't Expect Alison Lundergan Grimes to Embrace Health Care Law http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-enrollees-rise-dont-expect-alison-lundergan-grimes-embrace-health-care-law <p>Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes isn't likely to embrace the Affordable Care Act even as Kentucky is being heralded for a high volume of enrollees.</p><p>Earlier this week, Gov. Steve Beshear's office announced over 370,000 people have signed up thus far.</p><p>That includes <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/over-quarter-million-kentuckians-are-newly-insured-under-affordable-care-act">over a quarter of a million Kentuckians who will be insured for the first time</a> ever thanks to the law.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9053 at http://wfpl.org As Kentucky Enrollees Rise Don't Expect Alison Lundergan Grimes to Embrace Health Care Law Alison Lundergan Grimes Jabs Mitch McConnell's Personal Wealth at 'Raise the Wage' Rally http://wfpl.org/post/alison-lundergan-grimes-jabs-mitch-mcconnells-personal-wealth-raise-wage-rally <p>Saying a minimum wage hike would be a chief priority if elected, Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes blamed Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell's personal wealth for his opposition at a rally in Louisville on Tuesday.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 01:59:42 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9038 at http://wfpl.org Alison Lundergan Grimes Jabs Mitch McConnell's Personal Wealth at 'Raise the Wage' Rally Bus Tour Backing Minimum Wage Hike to Visit Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/bus-tour-backing-minimum-wage-hike-visit-louisville <p>A national effort supporting an increase to the minimum wage is coming through Louisville this week.</p><p>The multi-state <a href="http://www.raiseto1010.com/">"Raise the Wage" bus tour</a> is meant to pressure members of Congress to support a bill raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.</p><p>Raising the rate is a key issue for Democrats such as U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, whose campaign confirmed with WFPL that she plans to join the tour in Louisville.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:42:23 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9022 at http://wfpl.org Bus Tour Backing Minimum Wage Hike to Visit Louisville Mitch McConnell Campaign Ad Celebrates Kentucky's Basketball Dominance With Duke National Title http://wfpl.org/post/mitch-mcconnell-campaign-ad-celebrates-kentuckys-basketball-dominance-duke-national-title <p>Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell has stepped into the middle of a nasty basketball rivalry after a new campaign ad about Kentucky's dominance featured Duke University winning the national title.</p><p>The McConnell campaign released a video Tuesday morning saying that "rebuilding America begins in Kentucky by making McConnell majority leader."</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:14:33 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8968 at http://wfpl.org Mitch McConnell Campaign Ad Celebrates Kentucky's Basketball Dominance With Duke National Title Mitch McConnell, Alison Lundergan Grimes Have 'Sharp Differences' on Campaign Finance Rules http://wfpl.org/post/mitch-mcconnell-alison-lundergan-grimes-have-sharp-differences-campaign-finance-rules <p>Republican Senator Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes sit on opposite sides of the debate about the role of money in U.S. elections.</p><p>A deluge of campaign cash is playing a significant role in Kentucky's Senate race thus far.</p><p>The money raised by the campaigns and outside groups is <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/kentucky-senate-race-spending-could-top-100-million/2013/08/11/09280212-0292-11e3-88d6-d5795fab4637_story.html">expected to top the $100 million mark</a> and go down as the most expensive in U.S. history.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:27:19 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8909 at http://wfpl.org Mitch McConnell, Alison Lundergan Grimes Have 'Sharp Differences' on Campaign Finance Rules