About Nick Storm

Nick Storm joined cn|2 in December 2011 as a reporter for Pure Politics. He is now the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics. Throughout his career, Nick has covered several big political stories up close, including interviewing President Barack Obama on the campaign trail back in 2008. Nick says he loves being at the forefront of Kentucky politics and working with the brightest journalists in the commonwealth.

Grimes takes aim at McConnell in new ad

09/15/2014 09:16 AM

UPDATED: With less than two-months left in the U.S. Senate race Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is on television with a shotgun and a message for McConnell — she’s not the president. Grimes who has been lagging as of late in the polls is seeking further clarification with voters that she does not agree with the policies of national Democrats — including the president. Throughout the race McConnell and pro-McConnell super PACs have sought to define Grimes as a backer of... Read more 

Jensen makes pitch for job creation by raising minimum wage and building more roads and bridges

09/12/2014 03:51 PM

Democratic 6th District Congressional challenger Elisabeth Jensen says jobs are her main focus in the race to unseat U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R- Lexington. Jensen laid out her goals to bring jobs back to Kentucky and said she would rely on her past experiences in business to work across the aisle in Congress. “I am a business person. I approach the economy from the perspective of a business woman a non-profit entrepreneur and a mom. We do what needs to get done,”... Read more 

Massie says redacted pages from 9/11 report could change opinions on foreign policy

09/11/2014 11:48 AM

After reviewing redacted pages from the official Congressional inquiry into the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R – Vanceburg, says the pages could change opinions about the role of the United States in middle eastern conflicts. Describing the pages as “very profound,” Massie along with several other Congressmen are urging President Obama to declassify the pages, and provide more information to the public. Massie told Pure Politics over the August... Read more 

Jensen on ISIS: 'If we don't go to them they are going to come to us'

09/10/2014 08:47 PM

Democratic 6th District Congressional candidate Elisabeth Jensen says that the United States needs to “make sure we are prepared” to protect American interests at home and abroad as Islamic militants have threatened to carry out an attack on American soil. “The danger is very real. The actors there right now are very ruthless and I think if we don’t go to them they are going to come to us,” Jensen said Wednesday morning. Jensen, who is vying for the Congressional... Read more 

Lawmakers agree on need for heroin legislation, but provisions still up in the air

09/10/2014 08:30 AM

House Judiciary Chair John Tilley, D-Hopkinsville, is one of four lawmakers quietly working to piece together a bill dealing with the increase of heroin use in the state. Where last year’s bill failed to make it out of the legislature lawmakers on the group say that all options are on the table including increased punishments for traffickers of heroin. However, Tilley said tougher penalties for traffickers don’t really work. “We have to find a way to distinguish those who are... Read more 

Jensen bashes inaction of Congress and attacks Barr on opposition to ACA and minimum wage increase

09/09/2014 01:36 PM

Sticking to her theme on women’s issues 6th District Democratic challenger Elisabeth Jensen launched a second television spot in her bid to unseat Republican first term U.S. Rep. Andy Barr. The ad features moms with their kids around the house with Jensen’s voice saying “Kentucky Moms get more done by noon than Congress gets done in a week.” Jensen goes on in the ad to attack Barr for opposing the minimum wage and his opposition to the Affordable Care Act. The... Read more 

Westerfield and three other members piecing together heroin legislation for next session

09/08/2014 06:50 PM

Senate Judiciary Chair Sen. Whitney Westerfield, R-Hopkinsville, says a small group of lawmakers is working behind the scenes to reach an agreement on heroin legislation before the 2015 session begins in January. “We’ve started working on it the moment we adjourned,” Westerfield said. Westerfield along with House Judiciary Chair Rep. John Tilley, D-Hopkinsville, and two other lawmakers — Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Taylor Mill, and Sen. Morgan McGarvey, D-Louisville, make up the group who are working towards legislation next session. “The... Read more 

Why Massie says House Republicans are wrong to sue Obama

09/08/2014 03:24 PM

Kentucky U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Vanceburg, sided with Democrats when he said House Speaker John Boehner took “unprecedented action” opting to sue President Barack Obama in late July. Massie, along with four other members of the GOP, voted against the lawsuit which claims Obama overstepped his legal authority when the White House opted to delay a provision in the Affordable Healthcare Act. The lawsuit, Massie said, is “a distraction and I think it’s going to waste time and money.” “Number... Read more 

Massie explains why he was against militarization of the police before Ferguson

09/08/2014 08:11 AM

In mid-June most of the House of Representatives voted against an amendment to stop the demilitarization of police forces across the nation, just a handful of Congressman including Kentucky’s fourth district U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Vanceburg, voted in favor of the bill. Little did Congress know that a police involved shooting on the outskirts of St. Louis would have the whole country weighing in on the tactics and tools of police just one month later. In the wake of unrest... Read more 

McConnell says minimum wage hike is a 'job killer', but once the economy rebounds it 'might make sense'

09/07/2014 10:04 AM

With an election being waged partially on the issue of raising the federal minimum wage and a new poll showing a majority of Kentuckians favoring the hike the candidates in the race for U.S. Senate are both making the case for why they are on the right side of the issue. Speaking to reporters in Louisville on Wednesday U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, who has said throughout the campaign that he is not in favor of raising the minimum wage, said... Read more 

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