2016 U.S. Senate race

5:13 pm
Thu July 16, 2015

Kentucky GOP Chair Stepping Down after November Election

Republican Party of Kentucky chairman Steve Robertson
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Republican Party of Kentucky chairman and executive director Steve Robertson is stepping down after this November’s election.

Mike Biagi - a field representative for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell - will succeed Robertson. Biagi will take over Robertson’s executive director duties next month.

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1:33 pm
Tue July 14, 2015

Rand Paul Is Skipping Fancy Farm and Why That Matters

Rand Paul in Murray, October 2013
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Presidential hopeful and U.S. Senator Rand Paul says he won’t attend the Fancy Farm political picnic in Graves County next month.

Paul is also running for re-election to his Senate seat next year, and experts say this could prompt future challengers to criticize Paul for not paying attention to his home state while he runs for two offices simultaneously.

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12:26 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

Polls: Republicans Lead All of Kentucky's Statewide Races; Paul Tops GOP Presidential Hopefuls

Republican candidate for governor Matt Bevin
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With just over four months until November’s election, a national pollster is calling Kentucky’s gubernatorial race a toss-up

Public Policy Polling released a poll Tuesday showing Republican Matt Bevin leading Democrat Jack Conway 38 to 35 percent, just over the poll’s 2.9 percent margin of error. Independent Drew Curtis received 6 percent support, but more than 20 percent of voters were undecided.

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6:43 am
Mon March 9, 2015

Ky. Republicans Give Preliminary Approval to Switch to Presidential Caucus System

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  The Kentucky Republican Party appears ready to change the way it nominates presidential candidates—something that would help U.S. Sen. Rand Paul run for the White House and Senate in 2016.

The executive committee of the state party gave preliminary approval Saturday to Paul’s request to hold a presidential caucus next year, instead of a primary election.

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1:15 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

WashPost: Rand Paul Has 50-State Network in Place for 2016

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Kentucky’s junior U.S. Senator Rand Paul has become the first Republican presidential hopeful to assemble a 50-state network, a little less than two years before the 2016 primary season begins.

The Washington Post reports that Paul has more than 200 people on his team nationwide.

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