Mitch McConnell

2:37pm

Wed November 5, 2014
All Politics are Local

McConnell Cites Trade Agreements, Taxes for Action

Credit Jacob Ryan, WFPL

Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell, in line to be the next majority leader, says voters expect newly empowered Republicans and the Democratic White House to find common ground for fast action.

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3:28pm

Mon October 27, 2014
The Commonwealth

Jindal, Clinton, Warren to Campaign in Ky.'s Senate Race

Credit Kentucky.com

 

Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates are bringing in a trio of potential presidential candidates to help boost voter turnout in the final week of one of the country's most closely watched Senate races.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will campaign with Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in Louisville on Tuesday and Hillary Rodham Clinton will campaign with her on Saturday in Lexington and northern Kentucky. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will appear with Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell on Wednesday.

 

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10:26am

Wed September 17, 2014
All Politics are Local

Obama Takes Center Stage in Kentucky's Senate Race

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President Barack Obama is playing a starring role in Kentucky's hotly contested Senate race despite Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes' efforts to distance herself from him.

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12:51pm

Tue August 26, 2014
All Politics are Local

Centre College Withdraws Invitation for US Senate Debate

Centre College President John Roush
Credit www.centre.edu

Centre College will not host a debate between incumbent U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes. 

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5:54pm

Mon August 18, 2014
All Politics are Local

McConnell, Grimes Set to Appear Together on KET

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Senator Mitch McConnell has accepted an invitation to debate Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes on Kentucky Educational Television in October. 

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5:40pm

Thu August 7, 2014
All Politics are Local

McConnell and Rogers Tour Coal Country

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is touring eastern Kentucky in his campaign against Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes. Along for the ride, is veteran Republican U.S. Representative Hal Rogers. 


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9:13pm

Sat August 2, 2014
All Politics are Local

Hundreds Cheer, Jeer Kentucky's Senate Candidates

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FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — Hundreds of people have flocked to a small Kentucky town to cheer and jeer Senate candidates Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes as they take pokes at each other in an annual bit of political theater.

The 134th Fancy Farm picnic is a fundraiser for the St. Jerome Catholic Church and marks the official start of Kentucky's campaign season.

The Republican leader of the Senate, McConnell is locked in one of the closest Senate races in the country.

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12:59pm

Wed July 30, 2014
All Politics are Local

McConnell, Grimes Camps Pledge Support for a More Positive Fancy Farm Picnic

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The Fancy Farm Picnic’s political chair Mark Wilson says Democrats and Republicans offered positive feedback following a conference call to encourage a more civil atmosphere at this year's picnic.

  Wilson, along with St. Jerome Parish pastor Darrell Venters, orchestrated the phone call last week that included Kentucky Democratic Party chair Dan Logsdon, Republican party chair Steve Robertson and the campaign managers for both Sen. Mitch McConnell and Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes.

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1:38pm

Thu July 17, 2014
All Politics are Local

Centre College Proposes Senatorial Debate

Centre College President John A. Roush (center) is joined by AARP State President Jim Kimbrough (far left), AARP State Director Ron Bridges (left), WAVE3 News Vice President and General Manager Ken Selvaggi (right) and Richard Trollinger, vice president for college relations.
Credit Pam Wright / Advocate Messenger

Centre College President John A. Roush announced Thursday that the college has formally proposed to host a debate for Kentucky's U.S. Senate race.

The announcement came at a news conference in front of Centre College's Norton Center for the Arts, where both the 2000 and 2012 vice presidential debates took place.

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5:05pm

Wed July 16, 2014
All Politics are Local

2014 Fancy Farm Lineup

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The 2014 Fancy Farm Picnic in western Kentucky is now just a little more than two weeks away and the line-up of speakers is almost complete. But not quite. 


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10:48pm

Mon June 23, 2014
The Commonwealth

Efforts to Keep Tolls Off No. Ky. Bridge Draw In McConnell, Grimes

The possibility of tolls to pay  for a $2.6-billion bridge replacement project in Northern Kentucky has enraged conservatives and become an issue in the U.S. Senate campaign.

Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes have ideas—very different ideas—to keep tolls off the Brent Spence Bridge. The issue highlights the different campaign philosophies by Kentucky's major party Senate candidates.

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1:32am

Wed May 21, 2014
All Politics are Local

McConnell to Face Grimes: Support from Bevin Uncertain

Incumbent Senator Mitch McConnell defeated Tea Party challenger Matt Bevin in Tuesday's Kentucky Primay

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell defeated primary challenger Matt Bevin in the primary election Tuesday. But Bevin says he isn’t ready to back the senator. 

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11:53am

Mon May 16, 2011
All Politics are Local

McConnell Bargaining on Debt Ceiling

Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” on Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the debt limit debate presents “an opportunity” to take on federal spending.

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