Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

Politics
1:48 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

McConnell Takes Five Point Lead in Latest Bluegrass Poll

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 10:23 am

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has a five point lead over Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, according to the latest and final Bluegrass Poll.

Forty-eight percent of likely voters polled say they plan to vote for McConnell, while forty-three percent say they support Grimes. Libertarian David Patterson gets three percent, and six percent of voters are still undecided.

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Education
4:05 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Calloway High School Holds Mock Election, Re-Elects McConnell

Credit Rob Canning

If Kentucky's 2014 elections were up to the students of Calloway County High School, Mitch McConnell would win re-election in the US Senate, Jack Rose would be Murray's next mayor and the county would have a new Parks Tax. 

CCHS held a mock election yesterday for local, state and national seats before the November 4th mid-terms. 

Political science teacher Marshall Ward says the school started administering the exercise every election cycle since 2000 as a way of invigorating young people to vote. 

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Politics
12:25 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

McConnell Campaign on Last Minute West KY Swing

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell
Credit senate.gov

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell continues his campaign swing through the Commonwealth prior to next week’s general election with a series of stops in western Kentucky.  McConnell appears this afternoon at Trigg County Hospital in Cadiz before his stop this evening at Furches Farm in Calloway County. 

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Politics
4:42 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Religious Leaders Press McConnell on Social Issues

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell sat down with some of Kentucky’s religious leaders Thursday to talk issues of faith ahead of the November election. 

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Politics
12:51 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Grimes Faces Political Dilemma in Response to McConnell's Debate Challenge

Credit Kentucky Secretary of State/U.S. Senate

Just two days into general election season, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is facing a political dilemma regarding a proposed series of Lincoln-Douglas debates with Republican incumbent Sen. Mitch McConnell.

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Politics
1:58 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Kentucky Senators Help Defeat Federal Minimum Wage Increase

Kentucky’s two U.S. Senators have helped defeat an effort to raise the federal minimum wage.

Republicans Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul joined almost every other GOP Senator Wednesday in voting against a bill that would have boosted the minimum pay level for federal workers to $10.10 an hour by 2016, up from the current rate of $7.25.

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Politics
6:08 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Mitch McConnell's Campaign Receives Cease and Desist Letter for Using Kentucky Player's Image

University of Kentucky star Julius Randle in a McConnell campaign ad

Originally published on Tue March 25, 2014 7:33 pm

The University of Kentucky's athletics department sent Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell's re-election campaign a cease and desist letter for using an image of a standout men's basketball player in a campaign video.

McConnell's team was under fire for most of Tuesday after mistakenly using footage of Duke University's 2010 NCAA championship victory when highlighting the state's basketball dominance.

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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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Politics
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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Politics
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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