2014 Kentucky Senate race http://wfpl.org en National Supporter Has Doubts Matt Bevin Can Overcome Mitch McConnell http://wfpl.org/post/national-supporter-has-doubts-matt-bevin-can-overcome-mitch-mcconnell <p>Republican Senate candidate Matt Bevin has failed to provide Kentucky primary voters with a compelling reason to replace incumbent Mitch McConnell in next month's election.</p><p>That's what conservative commentator Erick Erickson said in a blog post Wednesday, sharing his doubts about the Tea Party-backed challenger's chances.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:40:13 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9150 at http://wfpl.org National Supporter Has Doubts Matt Bevin Can Overcome Mitch McConnell 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 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? Tired of Mitch McConnell's Attacks, Matt Bevin Supporters Believe Upset Possible http://wfpl.org/post/tired-mitch-mcconnells-attacks-matt-bevin-supporters-believe-upset-possible <p>With the Kentucky primary election six weeks away supporters of Republican Matt Bevin believe the tea party-backed challenger to Mitch McConnell still has a chance to pull off an upset.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">McConnell leads </span>Bevin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> by double-digits in every poll and has brutalized his challenger in attack ads, calling him a "con man" and "fraud" in campaign materials. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Wenzel Strategies survey shows McConnell's negative attacks are working. </span></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:24:14 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9081 at http://wfpl.org Tired of Mitch McConnell's Attacks, Matt Bevin Supporters Believe Upset Possible Republican Senate Contender Matt Bevin 'Called of God,' Says Glenn Beck http://wfpl.org/post/republican-senate-contender-matt-bevin-called-god-says-glenn-beck <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republican Matt </span>Bevin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a Heaven-sent choice for Kentucky voters in the upcoming U.S. Senate primary election.</span></p><p>That's according to conservative radio show host Glenn Beck, who gave a rousing speech at a rally for conservative grassroots &nbsp;activists over the weekend.</p><p>Beck was the keynote speaker at FreePAC Kentucky on Saturday afternoon.</p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9072 at http://wfpl.org Republican Senate Contender Matt Bevin 'Called of God,' Says Glenn Beck Republican Donors Set to Benefit Most from SCOTUS Removing Overall Campaign Gift Limits http://wfpl.org/post/republican-donors-set-benefit-most-scotus-removing-overall-campaign-gift-limits <p>Republican donors are set to be the chief beneficiaries of a Supreme Court ruling that eliminates overall campaign contribution limits.</p><p>The justices sided with the plaintiff, Alabama businessman Shaun McCutcheon, in a <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/supreme-court-strikes-down-overall-limits-political-contributions">5-4 decision</a> that ruled government regulations on aggregate donations violate a donor's free speech rights.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:44:05 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9057 at http://wfpl.org Republican Donors Set to Benefit Most from SCOTUS Removing Overall Campaign Gift Limits 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