Heather French Henry http://wfpl.org en A Political Career May Still be in Heather French Henry's Future http://wfpl.org/post/political-career-may-still-be-heather-french-henrys-future <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Heather French Henry may enter politics one day, but not now.</span></p><p>And, if she does, it could be at the state, federal or local level.</p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 6010 at http://wfpl.org A Political Career May Still be in Heather French Henry's Future Poll: Mitch McConnell Holds Edge in 2014 http://wfpl.org/post/poll-mitch-mcconnell-holds-edge-2014 <p>A new poll of Kentucky voters shows Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell with a slight edge over two potential Democratic challengers in a 2014 match-up.</p><p>The Ohio-based firm <a href="http://images.politico.com/global/2013/06/04/kentucky_senate_poll_topline_summary_report_6-3-2013.html">Wenzel Strategies conducted the survey</a> and released the results on Tuesday. It gives McConnell a 7-point lead over Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is considered the top contender.</p><p>Those are very different results when compared to a <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/poll-alison-lundergan-grimes-mitch-mcconnell-tied-potential-us-senate-matchup">Public Policy Polling survey that had McConnell and Grimes tied</a> last week. McConnell's re-election campaign raked the PPP survey for what it called "laughable poll questions," saying it should be dismissed.</p><p>In a head-to-head contest with Grimes, Wenzel found McConnell receives 46 percent of the vote compared to 39 percent for the secretary of state, who has still not indicated whether she is running for U.S. Senate in 2014.</p><p>The same survey finds McConnell leading former Miss America Heather French Henry by just a 5-point margin, however. In that mock race, Henry, who is also mulling a possible candidacy, fairs slightly better than Grimes at 40 percent of the vote compared to 45 percent for McConnell. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:41:35 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 5642 at http://wfpl.org Poll: Mitch McConnell Holds Edge in 2014 Heather French Henry Calls for Political 'Time Out' After GOP Attack http://wfpl.org/post/heather-french-henry-calls-political-time-out-after-gop-attack <p>In a scolding blog post, former Miss America Heather French Henry calls out the Republican Party of Kentucky for calling her the latest "<span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px;">bottom-of-the-barrel pick" for the U.S. Senate race.</span></p><p>Henry is the <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/now-heather-french-henry-less-prominent-candidates-may-hurt-democrats-senate-hopes">latest rumored opponent for Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell</a>, and she recently confirmed that Democrats have approached her about running.</p><p>Others include environmental activist Tom FitzGerald, music promoter Bennie J. Smith and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.</p><p>The news of Henry's possible candidacy has been mocked by national and state GOP leaders for the most part, but a comment from RPK spokeswoman Kelsey Cooper has upset Henry personally.</p><p>From the <a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2013/05/22/2649508/grimes-says-democrats-united-in.html"><em>Lexington Herald-Leader</em></a>:</p><blockquote><p>"Heather French Henry is just the latest bottom-of-the-barrel pick for Kentucky Democrats in their desperate search for a 2014 Senate race savior to replace their noncommittal star, Alison Lundergan Grimes," Kelsey Cooper, a spokeswoman for the state GOP, said via email. Wed, 29 May 2013 14:44:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 5581 at http://wfpl.org Heather French Henry Calls for Political 'Time Out' After GOP Attack Now Heather French Henry? Less Prominent Candidates May Hurt Democrats' Senate Hopes http://wfpl.org/post/now-heather-french-henry-less-prominent-candidates-may-hurt-democrats-senate-hopes <p>Now it's Heather French Henry's turn.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The former Miss America has joined a list of half a dozen party activists or leaders waiting for Kentucky Secretary of State Alison&nbsp;</span>Lundergan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Grimes to decide whether she'll run in 2014 against Mitch McConnell for his U.S. Senate seat.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 22 May 2013 17:32:26 +0000 Kenny Colston 5499 at http://wfpl.org Now Heather French Henry? Less Prominent Candidates May Hurt Democrats' Senate Hopes