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12:45 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Mitch McConnell's Aid to Mississippi Republican Incumbent Angers Kentucky Tea Party Activists

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 11:59 am

After serving on the Daviess County Republican Party's leadership team for almost three years, Owensboro native Barbara Knott had enough.

She resigned on July 10 and the reason was simple; Knott cannot support Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell this fall.

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11:19 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Matt Bevin Mulling Kentucky Governor Bid?

Republican Matt Bevin

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 10:42 am

Former Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin has remained politically active since losing to incumbent Mitch McConnell in the May primary.

In an unexpected e-mail blast earlier this month, Bevin demanded Democratic Governor Steve Beshear speak out against the Environmental Protection Agency's new carbon regulations.

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Politics
10:35 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Matt Bevin Bypasses Endorsing Mitch McConnell as Kentucky GOP Seeks Unity

Matt Bevin addresses supporters during a concession speech Tuesday

Originally published on Wed May 21, 2014 6:07 am

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.

"This was never about winning a single seat," he told supporters. "This was never about new version of the same old thing. This was about the very heart beat of America. We've heard a lot about this somehow being a battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party. But every single one of us knows this is so much bigger than that."

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Politics
2:23 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Embattled Bevin Closes Campaign with Bus Tour

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Matt Bevin will end his primary campaign to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell with a six-day, 26-county bus tour.

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Politics
8:56 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Once Again Cockfighting Is An Issue in Kentucky Politics

Originally published on Thu May 8, 2014 8:57 am

For the third time in as many months, leading Kentucky politicians find themselves addressing cockfighting.

A new federal case brings questions about the bloodsport to a top state Democratic lawmaker and puts the practice back into conversations about the U.S. Senate race.

Federal authorities filed charges against three Eastern Kentucky residents this week in a massive cockfighting ring run out of the Big Blue Sportsman’s Club in McDowell, Ky.

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Politics
8:35 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Matt Bevin: 'Criminalizing' Kentucky Cockfighting a 'Bad Idea'

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin

Originally published on Fri April 25, 2014 7:02 am

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin did endorse cockfighting at a rally last month despite repeated claims that he didn't agree with the blood sport or that it was discussed during his attendance.

WAVE 3 investigative reporter John Boel went undercover and filmed the March 29 event, which has hampered Bevin's primary challenge against incumbent Mitch McConnell.

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Politics
10:21 am
Wed April 23, 2014

A New Low in Latest Senate Ad Featuring Republican Matt Bevin's Children?

A McConnell campaign Twitter account's response to Bevin's kids ad

Originally published on Tue April 22, 2014 7:48 pm

A new low?

The nasty Kentucky U.S. Senate Republican battle for incumbent Mitch McConnell's seat has now embroiled one of primary challenger Matt Bevin's children.

In a new 30-second TV ad, one of Bevin's daughters, Olivia, tells viewers not to be fooled by "a bunch of lies" McConnell is telling about her father.

Overall, it's meant to be a positive commercial featuring Bevin's children.

They are praising their father's military record, leadership, and role as a family man.

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Politics
10:31 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Republican Senate Contender Matt Bevin 'Called of God,' Says Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck

Originally published on Mon April 7, 2014 12:47 pm

Republican Matt Bevin is a Heaven-sent choice for Kentucky voters in the upcoming U.S. Senate primary election.

That's according to conservative radio show host Glenn Beck, who gave a rousing speech at a rally for conservative grassroots  activists over the weekend.

Beck was the keynote speaker at FreePAC Kentucky on Saturday afternoon.

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Politics
11:15 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Urges Flipping the Ky. House at Calloway GOP Dinner

Calloway GOP chair Greg DeLancey's selfie at Saturday's event.
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Western Kentucky Republicans gathered at Murray State University’s Curris Center this weekend for the Calloway County GOP’s Lincoln-Reagan Dinner, themed around the prospect of flipping control of the Kentucky House of Representatives to Republican control.

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2:01 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Bevin Says McConnell 'Afraid' to Debate, Accepts KET Invitation

With a little more than two months to go until Kentucky's primary election, Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Matt Bevin says his opponent, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, refuses to debate him.

Bevin’s camp announced Monday he has accepted KET's debate invitation  for April 21. Bevin says McConnell won’t be there, however, because he doesn’t want to talk about the issues.

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