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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes will speak at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next week. Grimes is one of dozens of speakers added to the agenda Thursday. 

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence, Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Kentucky State Senator Ralph Alvarado were among headliners last night at the Republican National Convention. Bill Bartleman is a delegate from McCracken County. Matt Markgraf spoke with him this morning for his take on the speeches and look ahead to tonight, when Donald Trump will formally accept the Republican nomination.

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Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie says he’s confident a Donald Trump ticket with Mike Pence as vice president will make for an effective presidency.

The 4th District Representative is attending the Republican National Convention as Trump seals his party’s nomination.

He spoke to reporter Matt Laslo for Ohio Valley Resource Wednesday.

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During his speech Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention, State Sen. Ralph Alvarado urged Hispanics to vote for Donald Trump.

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U.S. Senator Rand Paul talked the need for reducing the country’s debt and the tense relationship between police and the public Wednesday during a series of town hall events in western Kentucky.

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Last night at the Republican National Convention, delegates nominated Donald Trump as the Republican nominee. Bill Bartleman is a delegate from McCracken County. Matt Markgraf spoke with him this morning about the tone of the convention, the Kentucky delegation, the speech by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and looking ahead to tonight's speech by Kentucky State Senator Ralph Alvarado. 

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke at the Republican National Convention Tuesday night, immediately following a video message from Donald Trump, who thanked the audience for voting for him to be the presidential nominee for the Republican Party. 

It's no secret that Donald Trump is struggling to woo Hispanics voters. He's currently polling worse with Latinos than Mitt Romney in 2012 (In that election, Romney captured just 27 percent of the Hispanic vote.).

But on Wednesday night, the Trump campaign might have a chance to shift its messaging ever-so-slightly when three Hispanic Republicans take center stage during prime time. Two of them, former GOP presidential candidates, are familiar faces from the primary season: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Florida Sen. Marco (who will deliver a video message).

Republicans have officially nominated Donald Trump as their presidential nominee, with his home state of New York putting him over the top.

In an open letter to the nation's law enforcement officers, President Obama mourns the recent killings of officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, La., thanks officers for their service in the face of danger and calls for national unity.

The letter, dated Monday, is addressed to "the brave members of our Nation's law enforcement community." In it, Obama says he met with the families of the officers killed in Dallas, and called and spoke with the families of those killed in Baton Rouge.

"Each fallen officer is one too many," the president writes.

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