Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell http://wkms.org en Grimes Faces Political Dilemma in Response to McConnell's Debate Challenge http://wkms.org/post/grimes-faces-political-dilemma-response-mcconnells-debate-challenge <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Just two days into general election season, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lundergan</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Grimes is facing a political dilemma <a href="http://wkms.org/post/mitch-mcconnell-challenges-alison-lundergan-grimes-lincoln-douglass-debate-series">regarding a proposed series of </a></span><a href="http://wkms.org/post/mitch-mcconnell-challenges-alison-lundergan-grimes-lincoln-douglass-debate-series"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lincoln-Douglas debates</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;with Republican incumbent Sen. Mitch McConnell.</span></p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 17:51:05 +0000 John Null 40759 at http://wkms.org Grimes Faces Political Dilemma in Response to McConnell's Debate Challenge Kentucky Senators Help Defeat Federal Minimum Wage Increase http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-senators-help-defeat-federal-minimum-wage-increase <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Kentucky’s two U.S. Senators have helped defeat an effort to raise the federal minimum wage.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Republicans Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul joined almost every other GOP Senator Wednesday in voting against a bill that would have boosted the minimum pay level for federal workers to $10.10 an hour by 2016, up from the current rate of $7.25.</p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:58:41 +0000 Kevin Willis 40235 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Senators Help Defeat Federal Minimum Wage Increase Mitch McConnell's Campaign Receives Cease and Desist Letter for Using Kentucky Player's Image http://wkms.org/post/mitch-mcconnells-campaign-receives-cease-and-desist-letter-using-kentucky-players-image <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="University of Kentucky star Julius Randle in a McConnell campaign ad" data-attribution="Credit HuffingtonPost.com" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201403/r-RANDLE-large570.jpg" alt="" /><p>The University of Kentucky's athletics department sent Republican Sen. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:08:39 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 39481 at http://wkms.org Mitch McConnell's Campaign Receives Cease and Desist Letter for Using Kentucky Player's Image Texas Gov. Rick Perry Urges Flipping the Ky. House at Calloway GOP Dinner http://wkms.org/post/texas-gov-rick-perry-urges-flipping-ky-house-calloway-gop-dinner <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Western Kentucky Republicans gathered at Murray State University’s Curris Center this weekend for the Calloway County GOP’s Lincoln-Reagan Dinner, themed around the prospect of flipping control of the Kentucky House of Representatives to Republican control.</span></p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:15:47 +0000 John Null 39285 at http://wkms.org Texas Gov. Rick Perry Urges Flipping the Ky. House at Calloway GOP Dinner Bevin Says McConnell 'Afraid' to Debate, Accepts KET Invitation http://wkms.org/post/bevin-says-mcconnell-afraid-debate-accepts-ket-invitation <p>With a little more than two months to go until Kentucky's primary election, Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Matt Bevin says his opponent, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, refuses to debate him.</p><p>Bevin’s camp announced Monday he has accepted KET's debate invitation&nbsp; for April 21. Bevin says McConnell won’t be there, however, because he doesn’t want to talk about the issues.</p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:01:29 +0000 John Null 39299 at http://wkms.org Bevin Says McConnell 'Afraid' to Debate, Accepts KET Invitation Bill Clinton to Campaign for Grimes in Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/bill-clinton-campaign-grimes-kentucky <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former President Bill Clinton is planning a trip to&nbsp;Kentucky&nbsp;later this month to campaign for Democratic US Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 19:24:08 +0000 The Associated Press & Rob Canning 38557 at http://wkms.org Bill Clinton to Campaign for Grimes in Kentucky Grimes Picks Up Labor Endorsement http://wkms.org/post/grimes-picks-labor-endorsement <p></p><p>Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has picked up an endorsement from organized labor on the same day the Kentucky senator she wants to unseat is pushing a national right-to-work proposal opposed by unions.</p><p>The proposal being co-sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell would prohibit requiring workers to pay union dues or fees.&nbsp; Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:19:20 +0000 The Associated Press 36339 at http://wkms.org Grimes Picks Up Labor Endorsement Grimes Fights To Save Paradise Fossil Plant http://wkms.org/post/grimes-fights-save-paradise-fossil-plant <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democrat Alison Grimes has joined Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in urging the Tennessee Valley Authority to keep a coal-fired generating plant operating in western Kentucky.</span></p><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:17:57 +0000 The Associated Press 36174 at http://wkms.org Grimes Fights To Save Paradise Fossil Plant Senator Mitch McConnell To Make Murray Visit http://wkms.org/post/senator-mitch-mcconnell-make-murray-visit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell visits Murray&nbsp;Thursday to speak with employees at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Senate Minority Leader has held over 50 hospital town hall meetings to discuss the Affordable Care Act, or </span>Obamacare<span style="line-height: 1.5;">,’s impact on Kentucky and Kentucky businesses.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 16:54:52 +0000 Rob Canning 35960 at http://wkms.org Senator Mitch McConnell To Make Murray Visit McConnell Gains Support of Another Tea Party Leader http://wkms.org/post/mcconnell-gains-support-another-tea-party-leader <p></p><p>Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has gained another tea party endorsement with Sen. Marco Rubio declaring his support earlier this week.</p><p>Rubio stated his support for McConnell’s re-election on FOX News Sunday. McConnell and his GOP primary challenger Matt Bevin have been competing for tea party endorsements. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:20:12 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 35921 at http://wkms.org McConnell Gains Support of Another Tea Party Leader