Alison Lundergan Grimes

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4:36 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Agriculture Forum Turns Into Political Slugfest Between Grimes, McConnell

What was supposed to be a forum on agriculture turned into a political slugfest as the candidates in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race traded blows today.

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes questioned Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's effectiveness. She highlighted McConnell's prolonged absence from Agriculture Committee meetings and blamed him for a lapse in the federal farm bill that provided crop insurance for farmers.

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2:40 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Pro-McConnell NRA Mailer Blasting Bloomberg Comes As Senator Defends Wife's Role on Bloomberg Board

This mailer from the NRA Institute for Legislative Action says Sen. McConnell will "Stop the Obama/Bloomberg Gun Control Agenda".

Originally published on Mon August 18, 2014 3:14 pm

The lobbying wing of the National Rifle Association has sent a mailer to some residents in Kentucky that says Senator Mitch McConnell will stop the “gun control agenda” of President Obama and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  

It hit mailboxes shortly after it was revealed that McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, sits on the board of a charity run by Bloomberg.

The mail piece came from the NRA Institute for Legislative Action, and by law cannot be authorized by a candidate or candidate’s committee. Featuring on the front photos of Bloomberg and President Obama, with a dark, grainy picture of New York City in the background, the mailer says “Restricting Your Second Amendment Rights is Obama’s Unfinished Business.”

The back features a picture of McConnell, with assurances that the incumbent Republican opposes “any bans on guns and ammunition”, “a federal gun registration database”, and what it describes as the President’s “anti-gun nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court.”

The NRA’s criticism of Bloomberg’s gun control views comes as McConnell was recently forced to answer questions about his wife’s role on the board of Bloomberg Philanthropies.

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Politics
4:42 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Religious Leaders Press McConnell on Social Issues

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell sat down with some of Kentucky’s religious leaders Thursday to talk issues of faith ahead of the November election. 

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Politics
3:12 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

New PPP Poll Shows McConnell Ahead of Grimes

Credit Kentucky Secretary of State/U.S. Senate

Polls for the 2014 Kentucky U.S. Senate race between Sen. Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes remain tight, but the five-term incumbent might be edging slightly ahead according to a top pollster.

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2:17 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Libertarian David Patterson Files 9,100 Signatures To Get Onto Kentucky Ballot For Senate

David Patterson

Originally published on Mon August 11, 2014 1:47 pm

Libertarian David Patterson filed over 9,100 raw signatures with the Kentucky secretary of state's office Monday in his bid to make the ballot for the U.S. Senate election.

Patterson, a 42-year-old police officer who lives in Mercer County, seeks to join Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes and Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell on the November ballot.

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Politics
10:37 am
Fri August 8, 2014

McConnell Campaign Lashes Out After Report Ties Wife to Anti-Coal Group

Senator Mitch McConnell and his wife, former U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, at the Fancy Farm picnic.

Originally published on Fri August 8, 2014 11:05 am

A report linking Republican Mitch McConnell’s wife to an aggressive anti-coal campaign has drawn angry reactions from the Kentucky senator’s re-election team.

McConnell is on a two-day bus tour in the eastern half of the state, countering stops earlier this week by Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes.

On Wednesday, Grimes told a Hazard audience that  she was the more pro-coal candidate.

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Politics
3:59 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Murray State and Centre Propose Senate Debates

Credit Kentucky Secretary of State/U.S. Senate

Murray State and Centre College have added their names to a list of hopeful Kentucky U.S. Senate Debate hosts.

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Politics
4:46 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

McConnell/Grimes Race Could Draw 20,000 to Fancy Farm Picnic

The brand new stage at St. Jerome Parish.

The 134th Fancy Farm Picnic is now just a little more than two weeks away and the line-up of speakers is almost complete.

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Politics
11:02 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Alison Lundergan Grimes Raises Stakes on Senate Debates

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes

Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 11:52 am

Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes wants to debate Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell across Kentucky, and before an audience.

Grimes outlined her criteria for debates—and accepted McConnell's challenge for a possible debate series—in a letter sent Thursday to the Republican Senate leader.

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Politics
12:51 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Grimes Faces Political Dilemma in Response to McConnell's Debate Challenge

Credit Kentucky Secretary of State/U.S. Senate

Just two days into general election season, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is facing a political dilemma regarding a proposed series of Lincoln-Douglas debates with Republican incumbent Sen. Mitch McConnell.

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