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12:51 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

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

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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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2014 Senate Race
7:19 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Grimes Picks Up Labor Endorsement

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Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has picked up an endorsement from organized labor on the same day the Kentucky senator she wants to unseat is pushing a national right-to-work proposal opposed by unions.

The proposal being co-sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell would prohibit requiring workers to pay union dues or fees. 

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Business
9:17 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Grimes Fights To Save Paradise Fossil Plant

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Democrat Alison Grimes has joined Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in urging the Tennessee Valley Authority to keep a coal-fired generating plant operating in western Kentucky.

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Politics
11:54 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Senator Mitch McConnell To Make Murray Visit

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Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell visits Murray Thursday to speak with employees at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital. The Senate Minority Leader has held over 50 hospital town hall meetings to discuss the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare,’s impact on Kentucky and Kentucky businesses. 

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Politics
7:20 am
Tue October 22, 2013

McConnell Gains Support of Another Tea Party Leader

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has gained another tea party endorsement with Sen. Marco Rubio declaring his support earlier this week.

Rubio stated his support for McConnell’s re-election on FOX News Sunday. McConnell and his GOP primary challenger Matt Bevin have been competing for tea party endorsements.

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