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House Speaker Greg Stumbo is suing Republican Gov. Matt Bevin for refusing to release 13 pages of emails relating to a road project in central Kentucky.  

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Update: Kirk tweeted an apology to Duckworth Friday morning, expressing gratitude for her family's service.

Illinois Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has mocked Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth's family history of military service in the U.S., implying that her Asian-American heritage should cast doubt on her claims. 

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With their only face-to-face debate and Election Day looming, Kentucky’s U.S. Senate candidates were at the same event Thursday night for the first time in two months. 

J. Tayler Franklin, WFPL

The committee formed by Democrats to investigate whether Republican Governor Matt Bevin delayed a road project as a political vendetta meets Friday, but two state employees invited to testify are refusing to show.

Ebony Clark, WKMS

Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul reaffirmed his support for his party’s nominee for president. Paul said ‘yes’ when asked if he supported Donald Trump at a campaign rally this week at Murray State University. Nearly 200 students filled the room to hear Paul address issues of racial injustice, gun control and foreign policy.

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A write-in candidate has emerged in the race for the 4th District Kentucky House seat, currently held by Republican state Rep. Lynn Bechler.

With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have each framed a closing argument to voters. Each is also focusing on battleground states in ways that reveal different paths to victory — earning 270 electoral votes on election night. (You can read more about the state of play here.)

Here, we lay out what voters will see from each candidate in the final days of the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Republican US Senator Rand Paul makes campaign stops in western Kentucky today.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has never had much to say about Donald Trump. But lately, he has fallen completely silent. 

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Leigh Anne Kleitz spent her Saturday talking politics at TK’s Pub.

She joined a few dozen other people at the Fern Creek bar to rally support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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