Kentuckians For Strong Leadership http://wfpl.org en Mitch McConnell Holds Wide Lead Over Matt Bevin, Super PAC Senate Poll Finds http://wfpl.org/post/mitch-mcconnell-holds-wide-lead-over-matt-bevin-super-pac-senate-poll-finds <p>Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell holds a nearly 40-point lead over primary challenger Matt Bevin, according to a super PAC supporting the incumbent.</p><p>Kentuckians for Strong Leadership released the poll Monday, showing <a href="http://images.politico.com/global/2014/03/09/ky_us_sen_gop_primary_poll_memo_-_kfsl.html">McConnell ahead of Bevin by a 61-23 margin </a>among likely voters.</p><p>The polling memo says McConnell's support among primary voters "cuts across ideology and Tea Party affiliation."</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:31:55 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8824 at http://wfpl.org Mitch McConnell Holds Wide Lead Over Matt Bevin, Super PAC Senate Poll Finds No Kentuckians Give to Kentuckians for Strong Leadership Super PAC http://wfpl.org/post/no-kentuckians-give-kentuckians-strong-leadership-super-pac <p>A pair of super PACs supporting Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes may want to consider a name change.</p><p>Campaign finance records show <a href="http://kentuckiansforstrongleadership.org/about/">Kentuckians for Strong Leadership</a>, which is aiding McConnell, raised about $1.2 million in the last six months of 2013, but not one dollar came from the Bluegrass.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8464 at http://wfpl.org No Kentuckians Give to Kentuckians for Strong Leadership Super PAC Pro-Mitch McConnell Super PAC: Alison Lundergan Grimes is Obama's "Rubber Stamp" http://wfpl.org/post/pro-mitch-mcconnell-super-pac-alison-lundergan-grimes-obamas-rubber-stamp <p>A super PAC backing Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's re-election bid is up with a new attack ad calling Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes a rubber stamp for President Obama's agenda.</p><p>Kentuckians for Strong Leadership launched the $270,000 television ad buy Friday at a time where <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/alison-lundergan-grimes-says-she-disagrees-obama-coal-parts-obamacare">Grimes has tried to distance herself from the president</a>, who is unpopular in the Bluegrass State.</p><p>The 30-second spot uses footage of a 2011 <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_Hm00eRU5c&amp;feature=youtu.be">interview Grimes did with Kentucky blogger Jim Pence</a>, who runs the website HillBillyReport.org. Pence asks Grimes if she supports the <a href="http://www.democrats.org/democratic-national-platform">national Democratic Party platform</a>, to which the secretary of state replies: "I do, Jim."</p><p>According to KSL co-founder Scott Jennings, this is an admission Grimes backs the "blueprint" of the Obama administration, including the stimulus package, environmental regulations and Affordable Care Act.</p><p>Check it out:</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/kzhnJMjssSk" width="540"></iframe> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 15:02:08 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 6177 at http://wfpl.org Pro-Mitch McConnell Super PAC: Alison Lundergan Grimes is Obama's "Rubber Stamp" Mitch McConnell's Campaign Parodies While Super PAC Pounces Alison Lundergan Grimes http://wfpl.org/post/mitch-mcconnells-campaign-parodies-while-super-pac-pounces-alison-lundergan-grimes <p></p><p>Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes hasn't said if she is running for U.S. Senate against incumbent Mitch McConnell, but a pair of preemptive attack ads aren't waiting.</p><p>The first is a web video released by the McConnell campaign which mocks Democratic leaders who are trying to get Grimes in the race.</p><p>It features impersonators of President Obama, Governor Steve Beshear and Congressman John Yarmuth imploring Grimes to jump in the 2014 contest through a series of voicemail messages. Each have their own motivations, but it underscores how Democrats have been pressuring Grimes to jump in.</p><p>The online ad also lampoons other Democrats trying to reach Grimes such as former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Louisville mayor Harvey Sloane, who ran against McConnell in 1990.</p><p>Watch:</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/I1Pp4G-zkCg" width="540"></iframe> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:05:42 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 5900 at http://wfpl.org Mitch McConnell's Campaign Parodies While Super PAC Pounces Alison Lundergan Grimes Former Mitch McConnell Aide, Karl Rove Protégé Launches Kentucky Super PAC http://wfpl.org/post/former-mitch-mcconnell-aide-karl-rove-prot-g-launches-kentucky-super-pac <p>A Kentucky-based Republican operative is launching a new super PAC that observers expect will help Senator Mitch McConnell in the 2014 U.S. Senate race.</p><p>GOP strategist Scott Jennings is a former Karl Rove deputy who worked as a campaign aide for McConnell before running Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign in Ohio. He now serves as a chief adviser to Kentuckians For Strong Leadership, which is listed to make unlimited outside expenditures in federal races.</p><p>From <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/karl-rove-kentucky-super-pac-89639.html">Politico</a>:</p><blockquote><p>"Kentucky’s a battleground, in some ways, to keep conservative leadership in Washington," Jennings told POLITICO Thu, 04 Apr 2013 20:59:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 4836 at http://wfpl.org