2014 U.S. Senate Race http://wkms.org en 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 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 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 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 Embattled Bevin Closes Campaign with Bus Tour http://wkms.org/post/embattled-bevin-closes-campaign-bus-tour <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Matt </span>Bevin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will end his primary campaign to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell with a six-day, 26-county bus tour.</span></p><p> Tue, 13 May 2014 19:23:08 +0000 John Null 40528 at http://wkms.org Embattled Bevin Closes Campaign with Bus Tour On the Road: Alison Lundergan Grimes on Bus Tour to Stir Support in West Ky. http://wkms.org/post/road-alison-lundergan-grimes-bus-tour-stir-support-west-ky <p></p><p>Kentucky Secretary of State and U.S. Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes brought her ten-day, 50-county bus tour to western Kentucky Friday, where she hopes to energize the historically Democratic region into voting that way in November.</p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 19:40:56 +0000 John Null 40457 at http://wkms.org On the Road: Alison Lundergan Grimes on Bus Tour to Stir Support in West Ky. Record Number of Kentuckians Register to Vote http://wkms.org/post/record-number-kentuckians-register-vote <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; line-height: 200%; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">A record number of Kentuckians have registered to vote in advance of the <span data-term="goog_1071122826" style="z-index: 0" tabindex="0"><span class="aqj"><span style="z-index:-1">May 20</span></span></span> primary.<o:p></o:p></p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 19:33:22 +0000 Jonathan Meador 40268 at http://wkms.org Record Number of Kentuckians Register to Vote 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?