2014 Kentucky Senate race

Politics
11:51 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Mitch McConnell Mocks Alison Lundergan Grimes in Christmas Parody Ad

Alison Lundergan Grimes (l) and Mitch McConnell (r)
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Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky delivered a politicized version of 'Twas A Night Before Christmas poking fun at Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in a new radio ad released Monday.

The 60-second spot features the senator rhyming an overview of President Obama's agenda and once again tries to link Grimes to the administration.

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Politics
8:00 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Kentucky GOP Launches ‘Ask Alison’ to Press Grimes on Campaign Trail

The Republican Party of Kentucky launches 'Ask Alison'
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Kentucky Republicans are launching a new initiative to force Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes to be more forthright on the campaign trail.

"Ask Alison" will feature a series of questions by the state GOP delivered weekly in an effort to get the first-term secretary of state to clarify her positions on the president's health care law and environmental regulations, among other issues.

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Politics
2:07 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

FEC Says Facebook PAC Gave Mitch McConnell Too Much Money

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The political action committee tied to Facebook has apparently given Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell's re-election campaign an excessive amount in contributions.

This is the second letter from the Federal Election Commission this week questioning if the McConnell campaign received more than the legal limit in donations from various individuals and groups.

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Politics
3:58 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

FEC: Mitch McConnell Campaign Contributions Appear to Exceed Legal Limits

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The Federal Election Commission is threatening to audit Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell's re-election campaign over excessive contributions from individuals and political action committees.

Under federal law, an individual or a single-candidate PAC can donate up to $2,600 per election to a candidate seeking federal office. A multi-candidate PAC is allowed to contribute up to $5,000. 

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Politics
12:36 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Lilly Ledbetter Endorses Alison Lundergan Grimes for Senate

Lilly Ledbetter
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Putting more focus on the gender gap in Kentucky's Senate race, Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes received the endorsement of pay equity advocate Lilly Ledbetter in next year's election.

Ledbetter is considered an iconic figure for being the plaintiff in a well-known wage discrimination lawsuit against Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., which went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Politics
3:14 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Matt Bevin Doesn't Trust Iran in Nuclear Talks, Other Candidates Silent

Republican Senate candidate Matt Bevin

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin is blasting the Obama administration's deal with Iran to curb its nuclear program in exchange for lifting certain economic sanctions.

The preliminary agreement stipulates Iran must halt any uranium enrichment above 5 percent and eliminate any stockpile that is near-20 percent enriched.

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Politics
6:34 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Forgetting Previous Twitter Scandal, McConnell Camp Jabs Grimes for Distracting Voters

The National Republican Senatorial Committee compared Grimes to "Obama girl" for attending a fundraiser with the First Lady

Call it a tale of two Tweets.

The campaign to re-elect Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell is taking umbrage with Democratic challenger Allison Lundergan Grimes for putting too much focus on a Tweet by a national GOP group.

Supporters of Kentucky's senior senator slammed Grimes for trying to distract voters and playing the "sexist card," but Team Mitch had no trouble putting Twitter at the forefront when a liberal super PAC attacked the race of McConnell's wife Elaine Chao online.

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Politics
7:55 am
Sat November 16, 2013

Matt Bevin Officially Files to Run in 2014 Republican Senate Primary

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It’s not often you hear a chorus of bells ringing throughout the state Capitol. But then, Matt Bevin, a bell manufacturer looking to unseat Kentucky’s most powerful politician, doesn’t often show up with dozens of supporters to soapbox months in advance of a Republican primary.

Republican senate candidate Matt Bevin filed paperwork Friday with the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office to officially run in the Republican primary against Sen. Mitch McConnell. Bevin’s press conference in the Capitol rotunda was meant to draw attention to a race that won’t happen for months.

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Politics
10:05 am
Thu November 14, 2013

McConnell Camp Dings Larry Forgy Over Harry Reid Donation

Sen. Mitch McConnell and Matt Bevin
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The campaign to re-elect Senator Mitch McConnell isn't giving any ground in its Republican primary battle with Matt Bevin over who is the true Kentucky conservative.

Earlier this week, former Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Forgy, a longtime McConnell critic, endorsed Bevin in next year's election.

It was a good sign for Bevin's candidacy to pick up an "old guard" GOP nominee with roots in the state outside of the Tea Party world. The Louisville investor does have the backing of state Tea Party groups, but few well-known Republicans or officials.

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Politics
2:37 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Former Kentucky Gubernatorial Candidate Endorses Matt Bevin for U.S. Senate

Former Kentucky gubernatorial candidate Larry Forgy

Former Kentucky gubernatorial nominee Larry Forgy is backing challenger Matt Bevin over incumbent Mitch McConnell in next year's Republican primary battle for U.S. Senate.

Forgy is a Lexington attorney who once served as the state chairman for Ronald Reagan's presidential campaigns in the 1980s.

In 1995, Forgy made an unsuccessful bid for Kentucky governor against Democrat Paul Patton.

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