John Kemper

Politics
8:30 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Mitch McConnell is on Everyone's Most Wanted List

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Speculation among Democrats over who could unseat Sen. Mitch McConnell and how they could do so has been rampant since...well, since he  last won re-election in 2008. Now another primary season is upon us, and it's not just Democrats who want to defeat McConnell.

Mitch McConnell is a wanted man.

For months, the Democratic Super PAC Progress Kentucky has made McConnell’s defeat its sole priority. They’ve held multiple protests—like this political Christmas caroling—against McConnell at his home and offices in Louisville, Lexington and London, Ky.

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Politics
11:30 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Protests Aside, McConnell is Unthreatened Without 'Formidable Challenger,' Political Scientist Says

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Nearly two years before he faces re-election in 2014, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell has been under regular attack for his policy stances — from both conservative and progressive groups in Kentucky.

The most recent criticism is coming from McConnell’s right, as more than a dozen tea party groups have signed a letter protesting the Senate Republican leader's stances. On the other side, a group called Progress Kentucky has protested the senator a handful of times already in 2013.

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