NRSC http://wfpl.org en 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 Republican and Democratic Campaign Groups Pouncing on Kentucky U.S. Senate Race http://wfpl.org/post/republican-and-democratic-campaign-groups-pouncing-kentucky-us-senate-race <p>Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes are being scrutinized by each others national political parties in a pair of stinging messages this week.</p><p>The National Republican Senatorial Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee put out dueling press releases on Friday, going after Grimes and McConnell respectively.</p><p>Grimes is being chastised by the GOP for comments made at the state Democratic Party's annual Wendell Ford Dinner. During her speech, <a href="http://www.whas11.com/community/blogs/political-blog/Pressure-mounts-as-Grimes-continues-to-weigh-run-for-office-210488281.html">Grimes alluded to need Democrat's support in the "coming months"</a> and said voters are tired of McConnell's obstruction and misleading politics.</p><p>The NRSC said the dinner was a "liberal love fest" that shows Grimes backs President Obama's agenda.</p><p style="margin-bottom:15px;">"Alison Lundergan Grimes sounded like a Massachusetts liberal as she advocated for higher taxes on Kentuckians, more federal spending, and policies that will hurt middle class families and workers," NRSC spokeswoman Brook Hougesen said.&nbsp; "The true inner Grimes was on full display last night -&nbsp;her views mirrored those of Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama and she showed no tolerance for those who disagree with her out of touch perspective. With such liberal views, it's no wonder Lundergan Grimes remains the most reluctant candidate in the country." Fri, 07 Jun 2013 17:25:23 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 5690 at http://wfpl.org Republican and Democratic Campaign Groups Pouncing on Kentucky U.S. Senate Race