About Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics, the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like the connection between the high profile Steubenville, Ohio rape and a Kentucky hacker whose push for further investigation could put him in federal prison. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead.

DSCC going back on air in Kentucky for Grimes

10/22/2014 02:44 PM

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is going back on-air for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes in her battle against U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. Buoyed by recent polling, the DSCC told Politico that they were investing $650,000 in air time after “reviewing recent internal and public polling,” according to Manu Raju. The latest Bluegrass Poll published Monday shows McConnell up one percentage point on Grimes, but the race remains within the margin of error. The decision to go back on... Read more 

Possible GOP Secretary of State candidate Michael Adams says he will be "most qualified" candidate if he runs

10/22/2014 02:26 PM

Election lawyer and Republican insider Michael Adams made his case for a run for Secretary of State in 2015, but he said it’s current Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes who makes his case for running a top notch GOP candidate in 2015. Adams has served as counsel for the Republican Governors Association as well as representing PACs, politicians, issue groups and political consultants with Dinsmore out of Washington D.C. and Louisville, Kentucky. Saying he is “flattered” that his name is being... Read more 

The Chatter: McConnell offering meals and lodging for campaign support; Grimes family business pays servers minimum wage

10/21/2014 06:00 PM

With days left on the clock in the U.S. Senate race the campaigns for U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes are opening up their opposition research folders to the national press. On Monday, The Hill published an article detailing an email sent from the state Republican Party to McConnell supporters offering to pay volunteers for meals, lodging and transportation to join McConnell on his three day bus tour of coal country which kicked off Monday. The Grimes... Read more 

McConnell, Grimes reach out to African American voters in new radio ads

10/21/2014 02:11 PM

African American voters are being targeted for their support in the Senate race by both U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes who are airing new ads on the radio this week. McConnell’s ad features a familiar surrogate in the Senate campaign with Dr. Noelle Hunter of Morehead who says she supported Obama in the past and is now supporting McConnell in this election. “Alison Grimes won’t say she voted for President Obama, but I will,” Hunter says in the... Read more 

Republicans outspending Democrats in final two weeks of the U.S. Senate campaign

10/21/2014 12:05 PM

With recent polls showing the race between U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell virtually neck-and-neck with Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes heading into the final two weeks of the campaign it’s the Republicans who are winning the advertising war. The McConnell campaign has reserved $2.1 million in broadcast and cable advertising between Tuesday and Election Day, according to the Washington Examiner. The Grimes campaign has booked $1.4 million in time for the final two weeks the Examiner reported. Kentuckians for Strong Leadership a... Read more 

Grimes rallies senior citizens in downtown Louisville

10/20/2014 09:34 PM

LOUISVILLE — With 15 days before Election Day Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes spent Monday rallying senior citizens in the Louisville area as part of a “Grannies for Grimes” get-out-the-vote initiative. Speaking before residents of the Puritan Apartments in old Louisville Grimes spoke to seniors about Social Security, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act — though she did not mention the legislation by name. The Puritan is a retirement home run by the AFL-CIO, which is endorsing Grimes... Read more 

State Parties attack each other after personal information leaked in DUI mailer

10/20/2014 02:42 PM

The Republican Party of Kentucky and 23rd District GOP candidate Jeff Jobe are calling on the attorney general to investigate the Kentucky Democratic Party and Democratic Rep. Johnny Bell of Glasgow after a campaign mailer surfaced over the weekend. The mailer calls out Jobe, who is challenging Bell in the district, for drunk driving arrests. However, the Republican Party says the Democratic Party, who sent the mailer on behalf of Bell, released Jobe’s personal information including his social security number... Read more 

More than a dozen contested state House seats leave fate of the chamber in flux

10/18/2014 08:47 AM

The road map for majority control of the state House will lead through multiple districts as Democrats have their slimmest majority in years and Republicans mount a campaign to take control of the lower chamber which has evaded them since 1921. Democratic and Republican analysts say there are more than a dozen state House races in play which will shape control of the chamber. The races are geographically diverse with several hotly contested races in West Kentucky — including the epicenter for... Read more 

Hillary Clinton to Kentucky: 'I'm back for one reason. That's because Ky. deserves a change in Washington'

10/15/2014 11:09 PM

LOUISVILLE — Making her case as a “Clinton Democrat” who would spend more time in office under the next president “no matter whom he or she might be,” U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes rallied the Democratic base in downtown Louisville alongside former U.S. Sen. and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. A standing-room-only crowd of more than 4,500 people turned out to hear Grimes and Clinton speak at the Kentucky International Convention Center on Wednesday night. The duo delivered speeches... Read more 

Breaking down the debate, what the Kentucky analysts are saying

10/14/2014 02:29 PM

Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democratic Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes clashed in their lone television debate before Kentucky voters on KET Monday night; while the talking points were largely recycled from the 15-month long campaign the exchanges and non-answers are providing fodder for the nation’s political junkies. The race for the office remains tight heading into the home stretch and the campaigns are likely to quickly pounce on any perceived missteps from the debate. Republicans, who... Read more 

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