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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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4:22 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Tea Party Groups Offering to Send Activists to Kentucky Ahead of GOP Senate Primary

Tea Party groups from across the south and midwest are pledging support in the effort to defeat Republican Senator Mitch McConnell.

The five-term Kentucky incumbent is facing a primary challenge from Louisville businessman and Tea Party activist Matt Bevin.

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11:26 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Kentucky Tea Party Defends Matt Bevin Against TARP Story, But Reagan Alumnus is Skeptical

Republican Senate candidate Matt Bevin

Originally published on Thu February 13, 2014 3:29 pm

A coalition of tea party groups in Kentucky are lashing out at Washington, D.C. publication in defense of Republican Senate candidate Matt Bevin for a story reporting he signed a document praising the bank bailouts.

But not everyone is buying the Louisville businessman's explanation even as conservative activists rally around Bevin.

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1:24 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Bill Clinton to Campaign for Grimes in Kentucky

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Former President Bill Clinton is planning a trip to Kentucky later this month to campaign for Democratic US Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. 

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11:52 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Poll: Alison Lundergan Grimes Leads Mitch McConnell 46-42 Among Kentucky Voters

Alison Lundergan Grimes and Mitch McConnell

Originally published on Fri February 7, 2014 9:06 am

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's popularity is lower than President Barack Obama in Kentucky and less than one-third of registered voters across the state hold a favorable view of the Republican lawmaker.

That's according to a new Bluegrass Poll conducted by the Louisville Courier-Journal, WHAS-TV, Lexington Herald Leader and WKYT-TV in Lexington, which was released Thursday evening.

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Politics
12:44 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Bevin Reports $900K Raised in Fourth Quarter of 2013

The Louisville businessman looking to defeat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in May’s Republican primary raised more than $900,000  in the fourth quarter of 2013.

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2:38 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Report: History on Mitch McConnell's Side for Re-Election, But Senate Leaders Are More Vulnerable

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell

Originally published on Tue January 7, 2014 8:02 am

A new report shows defeating Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky in this year’s election would be a historical rarity given his status as minority leader.

An analysis of Senate elections over the past 90 years by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota finds sitting party leaders have won re-election 87 percent of the time.

In only one case has a minority leader—Democrat Tom Dashcle in 2004—lost a re-election bid.

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3:29 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Bevin Officially Files for Senate Republican Primary

Republican senate candidate Matt Bevin filed paperwork today with the Kentucky Secretary of State’s Office to officially run against Sen. Mitch McConnell.

Bevin’s press conference in the Capitol rotunda was meant to draw attention to a race that won’t happen for months.

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3:05 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Paul Praises Bevin, Despite Endorsement of McConnell

Kentucky’s junior U.S. Senator Rand Paul has endorsed Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's 2014 re-election, but he still has kind words for McConnell's GOP primary challenger, Louisville businessman Matt Bevin.

Paul referred to Bevin as a "good, honest, Christian man" and says he doesn't have anything bad to say about him.

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