U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell http://wkms.org en Mitch McConnell's Aid to Mississippi Republican Incumbent Angers Kentucky Tea Party Activists http://wkms.org/post/mitch-mcconnells-aid-mississippi-republican-incumbent-angers-kentucky-tea-party-activists <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Creative Commons" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201301/Gadsden_flag.svg_.png" alt="" /><p>After serving on the Daviess County Republican Party's leadership team for almost three years, Owensboro native Barbara Knott had enough.<p>She resigned on July 10 and the reason was simple; Knott cannot support Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell this fall.<p>"I have resigned from the executive committee of the Republican Party because I will n Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:45:53 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 42254 at http://wkms.org Mitch McConnell's Aid to Mississippi Republican Incumbent Angers Kentucky Tea Party Activists Alison Lundergan Grimes Releases Plan to Tackle Mine Safety, Black Lung Disease http://wkms.org/post/alison-lundergan-grimes-releases-plan-tackle-mine-safety-black-lung-disease <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Alison Lundergan Grimes vistited a Floyd County coal mine earlier this year." data-attribution="Credit Grimes campaign" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201407/Alison_Grimes.png" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democratic U.S. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:57:44 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 41796 at http://wkms.org Alison Lundergan Grimes Releases Plan to Tackle Mine Safety, Black Lung Disease Alison Lundergan Grimes Raises Stakes on Senate Debates http://wkms.org/post/alison-lundergan-grimes-raises-stakes-senate-debates <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201208/2011-11-3356-Alison-Grimes.jpeg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democratic Senate candidate Alison </span>Lundergan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Grimes wants to debate Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell across Kentucky, and before an audience.</span><p>Grimes outlined her criteria for debates—and accepted McConnell's challenge for<a href="/post/mitch-mcconnell Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:02:34 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 41078 at http://wkms.org Alison Lundergan Grimes Raises Stakes on Senate Debates Mitch McConnell Sponsors Coal Country Protection Act Targeting EPA Rules http://wkms.org/post/mitch-mcconnell-sponsors-coal-country-protection-act-targeting-epa-rules Speaking on the Senate floor Tuesday, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky introduced legislation that would block pollution regulations on existing coal power plants.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit File photo" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/McConnell1-300x225.jpg" alt="" /><p>It's dubbed the "Coal Country Protection Action" and would require the U.S. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:33:09 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 41020 at http://wkms.org Mitch McConnell Sponsors Coal Country Protection Act Targeting EPA Rules McConnell Blames Reid and Dems for Failure to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline http://wkms.org/post/mcconnell-blames-reid-and-dems-failure-approve-keystone-xl-pipeline <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Kentucky’s senior Senator says majority leader Harry Reid is at fault for the Chamber’s lack of action on the Keystone XL Pipeline project.</p><p>Republican Mitch McConnell says claims by Reid and fellow Democrat Mary Landrieu&nbsp;of Louisiana that he’s to blame for the situation because of the GOP’s opposition to an energy saving’s bill is not a credible argument.</p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 17:25:29 +0000 Chuck Mraz (WKMY) 40948 at http://wkms.org McConnell Blames Reid and Dems for Failure to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline Mitch McConnell Challenges Alison Lundergan Grimes to 'Lincoln-Douglas' Debate Series http://wkms.org/post/mitch-mcconnell-challenges-alison-lundergan-grimes-lincoln-douglass-debate-series <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes and Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell" data-attribution="Credit Kentucky Secretary of State/U.S. Wed, 21 May 2014 15:52:12 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 40721 at http://wkms.org Mitch McConnell Challenges Alison Lundergan Grimes to 'Lincoln-Douglas' Debate Series Matt Bevin Bypasses Endorsing Mitch McConnell as Kentucky GOP Seeks Unity http://wkms.org/post/matt-bevin-bypasses-endorsing-mitch-mcconnell-kentucky-gop-seeks-unity <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Matt Bevin addresses supporters during a concession speech Tuesday" data-attribution="Credit Alix Mattingly" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201405/bevin_5.jpg" alt="" /><p>Joined by his wife and nine children, Louisville businessman Matt Bevin accepted a 25-point thumping at the hands of Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell in Tuesday's primary.<p>"This was never about winning a single seat," he told supporters. Wed, 21 May 2014 15:35:34 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 40718 at http://wkms.org Matt Bevin Bypasses Endorsing Mitch McConnell as Kentucky GOP Seeks Unity Once Again Cockfighting Is An Issue in Kentucky Politics http://wkms.org/post/once-again-cockfighting-issue-kentucky-politics <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201405/-1.jpg" alt="" /><p>For the third time in as many months, leading Kentucky politicians find themselves addressing cockfighting.<p>A new federal case brings questions about the bloodsport to a top state Democratic lawmaker and puts the practice back into conversations about the U.S. Thu, 08 May 2014 13:56:26 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey & Jonathan Meador 40417 at http://wkms.org Once Again Cockfighting Is An Issue in Kentucky Politics Kentucky Journalist: ‘Impossible’ Mitch McConnell Jobs Story ‘Lost in Translation’ as Senator Claims http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-journalist-impossible-mitch-mcconnell-jobs-story-lost-translation-senator-claims <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Republican Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky" data-attribution="Credit File photo" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/McConnell1-300x225.jpg" alt="" /><p>A veteran journalist is standing by a report that Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell said it wasn't his responsibility to bring jobs to one Kentucky’s poorest counties.<p>The Beattyville Enterprise asked McConnell what he was going to do to bring jobs to Lee County at a luncheon last week.<p>McConnell said <a hre Fri, 25 Apr 2014 22:48:38 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 40151 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Journalist: ‘Impossible’ Mitch McConnell Jobs Story ‘Lost in Translation’ as Senator Claims A New Low in Latest Senate Ad Featuring Republican Matt Bevin's Children? http://wkms.org/post/new-low-latest-senate-ad-featuring-republican-matt-bevins-children <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="A McConnell campaign Twitter account&#039;s response to Bevin&#039;s kids ad" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201404/Bl2UUJdCIAEEY5t.jpg" alt="" /><p>A new low?<p>The nasty Kentucky U.S. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:21:32 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 40082 at http://wkms.org A New Low in Latest Senate Ad Featuring Republican Matt Bevin's Children?