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Kentucky

How Rand Paul plans to run for both president and Senate

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has asked the Republican Party of Kentucky to create a presidential caucus in 2016 instead of holding the traditional primary as a workaround to a state law that prohibits him from… READ MORE
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Kentucky counties make unprecedented push for right-to-work laws


Local governments in Kentucky are taking matters into their own hands in a bid to battle union influence and, they… READ MORE
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Grimes refuses to answer whether she voted for Obama — four times


Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes refused to answer whether she voted for Barack Obama not one, not two, but… READ MORE

McConnell, Grimes spar at Kentucky farm forum

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s U.S. Senate candidates had a hard time talking about farming without slinging mud.Republican Sen. Mitch…… READ MORE

Bill Clinton rallies Kentucky Senate race voters

HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes turned to Bill Clinton on Wednesday to help insulate her from an unpopular…… READ MORE

Judge strikes down Kentucky’s gay marriage ban

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge in Kentucky struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage on Tuesday, though the ruling was temporarily put…… READ MORE

NRA endorses McConnell in Ky. primary

The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund announced Saturday it has endorsed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for re-election in the May 20 Kentucky primary. “Mitch McConnell is a true champion of our Second… READ MORE

Tea Party Patriots endorse Bevin

Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) primary challenger, businessman Matt Bevin, picked up another national Tea Party endorsement on Friday. Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund is backing Bevin and launching an independent expenditure in the race, which… READ MORE

McConnell backs Ky. bill aimed to help Paul run for both Senate, WH

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has been lobbying behind the scenes for a Kentucky bill that would allow a candidate to run for two federal offices at the same time, according to a state… READ MORE

McConnell hits Bevin on ‘pattern of deceptions’

Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) campaign is hammering his primary challenger, businessman Matt Bevin, for what it considers to be his “pattern of deceptions” in a new radio ad. The ad ties together two incidents that… READ MORE

Bevin hits McConnell on O-Care repeal

Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) primary challenger, Matt Bevin, is seeking to turn ObamaCare into a liability for the senator in a new radio ad launched Tuesday. The minute-long ad, which is running statewide in Kentucky… READ MORE

Is McConnell the new underdog?

Republicans are buoyant they can capture the Senate this year – but will Mitch McConnell still be there as majority leader? A surprising survey out of Kentucky this week underscores that the Senate minority leader… READ MORE

FreedomWorks backs McConnell challenger in Kentucky

Conservative superPac FreedomWorks has endorsed the primary challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the upcoming Republican primary in Kentucky. The Louisville Courtier Journal reported that tea party group would spend as much as… READ MORE