Kentucky

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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FreedomWorks: McConnell can’t win general election

FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe says Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) may not be able to win his general election fight, and signaled an openness to backing his primary challenger, Matt Bevin.
Speaking to The Hill on…

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Paul says Kentucky-run ObamaCare site also a mess, gave son Medicaid

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., poked a hole Sunday in the argument that the ObamaCare rollout is on the upswing and that Kentucky’s state-run program is a model of excellence, saying it mistakenly issued his son…

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Coal Fires Up Two Key Senate Races in 2014

There’s no separating coal from the politics of West Virginia and Kentucky, two must-win states in the GOP’s calculus to regain the Senate majority in 2014.
But there’s also little apparent separation on the issue…

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Bevin wins new Tea Party endorsement over McConnell in Ky.

The endorsement for conservative challenger Matt Bevin is latest indication he is picking up steam against McConnell.
Matt Bevin, the Tea-Party-backed candidate challenging Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for the Republican nomination in the Kentucky Senate…

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Two Conservative Groups Target McConnell in Radio Ads

Two outside groups that support conservative candidates have launched radio ads this week targeting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The Senate Conservatives Fund announced Tuesday that it’s spending nearly $50,000 to run a statewide radio…

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Sensing McConnell could be defeated, challengers try to unseat veteran Republican leader

Emboldened by the far-ranging criticism of Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell as he tries to lead Republicans in a Democrat-controlled Senate, candidates from both parties are challenging the Senate minority leader’s 2014 reelection bid.
Among the…

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