Ashley Judd http://wkms.org en Former Miss America Unhappy With GOP Attack http://wkms.org/post/former-miss-america-unhappy-gop-attack <div class="gmail_default" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-size: small; font-family: georgia, serif;"><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former Miss America Heather French Henry has voiced her displeasure with a GOP statement calling her a "</span>bottom-of-the-barrell<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> pick" to run for U.S. Senate against Republican Mitch McConnell.</span></p><p>French Henry said in a blog post last week she'll make a <a href="http://www.wkms.org/post/lower-tier-candidates-may-cause-problems-democrats-us-senate-race">decision</a> on the race soon.</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 20:11:35 +0000 Rob Canning & The Associated Press 31807 at http://wkms.org Former Miss America Unhappy With GOP Attack Lower Tier Candidates May Cause Problems for Democrats in US Senate Race http://wkms.org/post/lower-tier-candidates-may-cause-problems-democrats-us-senate-race <p></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">Now it's Heather French Henry's turn.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">The former Miss America has joined a list of half a dozen party activists or leaders waiting for Kentucky Secretary of State Alison&nbsp;Lundergan&nbsp;Grimes to decide whether she'll run in 2014 against Mitch McConnell for his U.S. Senate seat.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">If Grimes runs, she's likely to get enough support to clear out the field. Otherwise, the Democrats have potential candidates known within political circles, but who may be not instantly recognizable with the majority of voters—former state Democratic Party Chairman Bill Gorman or environmental activist Tom FitzGerald, for example.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px"> Wed, 22 May 2013 18:19:52 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 31730 at http://wkms.org Lower Tier Candidates May Cause Problems for Democrats in US Senate Race Beshear Calls McConnell Recording 'Deplorable,' Criticizes McConnell's Remarks http://wkms.org/post/beshear-calls-mcconnell-recording-deplorable-criticizes-mcconnells-remarks <p></p><p>Gov. Steve Beshear is criticizing the secret recording of a campaign meeting of U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell that was leaked.&nbsp;</p><p>Two members of Progress Kentucky, Shawn Reilly and Curt Morrison, have been&nbsp;implicated by a Jefferson County Democratic official&nbsp;as being behind who secretly recorded the McConnell meeting. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:04:16 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 30727 at http://wkms.org Beshear Calls McConnell Recording 'Deplorable,' Criticizes McConnell's Remarks Ashley Judd Purchased House in Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/ashley-judd-purchased-house-kentucky <p></p><p>Actress Ashley Judd purchased a house in the northeastern Kentucky when she was considering running for U.S. Senate.</p><p>Boyd County Property Valuation Administrator Chuck Adkins says Judd paid $120,000 for the house that once belonged to her father, Michael Charles Ciminella. The deal was finalized in March, about a week before Judd announced her decision not to run against U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.</p><p>To run for Senate, Judd, a resident of Tennessee, would have had to establish a residence in Kentucky. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:16:33 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30626 at http://wkms.org Ashley Judd Purchased House in Kentucky Liberal PAC Leader a Witness in McConnell Probe http://wkms.org/post/liberal-pac-leader-witness-mcconnell-probe <p>The attorney for the director of a liberal Kentucky political fundraising group says his client is cooperating with an FBI investigation into a secret recording of a campaign meeting held by U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell. That recording was leaked to Mother Jones magazine.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:15:23 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 30499 at http://wkms.org Liberal PAC Leader a Witness in McConnell Probe McConnell Campaign Switches Focus to Grimes http://wkms.org/post/mcconnell-campaign-switches-focus-grimes <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Actress Ashley Judd isn't the only one who has been in the political crosshairs of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.</p><p>His campaign has collected thousands of documents pertaining to Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, a Kentucky Democrat considering running against McConnell now that Judd is not. The documents obtained by The Associated Press include travel invoices for Grimes and her staff, even reams of letters from people wanting to be Kentucky Colonels, an honorary designation handled by her office. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:47:14 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30483 at http://wkms.org McConnell Campaign Switches Focus to Grimes Source: Progress Kentucky Behind Mitch McConnell Campaign Recording http://wkms.org/post/source-progress-kentucky-behind-mitch-mcconnell-campaign-recording <p><a href="http://wfpl.org/post/mother-jones-obtains-secret-tape-mcconnell-campaign-strategy-session">A secret recording of a campaign strategy session</a> between U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and his advisors was taped by leaders of the Progress Kentucky super PAC, says a longtime local Democratic operative.</p><p>Mother Jones Magazine released the tape this week. The meeting itself took place on Feb. 2.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 18:07:21 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey, Kenny Colston (KPR) & Gabe Bullard 30453 at http://wkms.org Source: Progress Kentucky Behind Mitch McConnell Campaign Recording Pros and Cons for Potential 2014 Mitch McConnell Challengers Judd, Grimes and Bevin http://wkms.org/post/pros-and-cons-potential-2014-mitch-mcconnell-challengers-judd-grimes-and-bevin <p></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;">Kentuckians&nbsp;have 590 days-plus before the 2014 general election, but already the political chatter is centered on potential challengers to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell—chiefly actress&nbsp;<font color="#0c4ca2">Ashley Judd</font><font color="#0c4ca2">&nbsp;</font>and her potential candidacy's supposed strengths and weaknesses.</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;">But Judd isn't the only possible candidate.</p><p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 17:53:13 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 29536 at http://wkms.org Pros and Cons for Potential 2014 Mitch McConnell Challengers Judd, Grimes and Bevin Edelen Wants To See Woman Candidate In 2014 Senate Bid http://wkms.org/post/edelen-wants-see-woman-candidate-2014-senate-bid <p></p><p>State Auditor Adam Edelen is looking for a 2014 democratic victory over Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell. Edelen was the keynote speaker at banquet sponsored by the Murray State College Democrats Saturday evening. He says although he would prefer to see Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes run over Actress Ashley Judd, he will support whoever the party chooses. But he doesn’t think that person should be a man. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:23:30 +0000 John Walker 29133 at http://wkms.org Edelen Wants To See Woman Candidate In 2014 Senate Bid Gov. Beshear, Ashley Judd to Meet Soon to Discuss 2014 U.S. Senate Race http://wkms.org/post/gov-beshear-ashley-judd-meet-soon-discuss-2014-us-senate-race <p></p><p><span style="color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;font-size:15px;line-height:22px">Ashley Judd—the actress and potential Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate—will meet soon to with Gov. Steve Beshear to discuss the 2014 election, Beshear said on Thursday.</span> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 20:24:20 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 28383 at http://wkms.org Gov. Beshear, Ashley Judd to Meet Soon to Discuss 2014 U.S. Senate Race