Internal McConnell poll shows incumbent up 8 percent

UPDATED WITH GRIMES CAMPAIGN RESPONSE: Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell released an internal poll Wednesday showing an 8 percent lead...

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McConnell urges supporters to influence friends to vote for him

VANCEBURG – With 13 days remaining until Election Day, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell told supporters Wednesday at a campaign stop in Lewis County that...

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McConnell, Grimes release competing television ads in U.S. Senate race

Kentucky’s U.S. Senate candidates launched new television ads Wednesday, with Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell highlighting his support among young women while Democrat Alison Lundergan...

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DSCC going back on air in Kentucky for Grimes

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....

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

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...

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Logo and lingo of Democratic Kentucky Family Values PAC under question from Republicans

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a series of reports examining claims being made in a handful of the most contentious state...

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Internal McConnell poll shows incumbent up 8 percent

10/22/2014 05:14 PM

UPDATED WITH GRIMES CAMPAIGN RESPONSE: Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell released an internal poll Wednesday showing an 8 percent lead on Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes. The poll, conducted by Voter Consumer Research Chairman Jan van Lohuizen, has McConnell ahead of Grimes among 815 likely voters 49 percent to 41 percent, with Libertarian candidate David Patterson drawing 3 percent. The survey has a margin of error of 3.5 percent with 7 percent of respondents undecided, according to a polling memo released... Read more 

McConnell urges supporters to influence friends to vote for him

10/22/2014 04:27 PM

VANCEBURG – With 13 days remaining until Election Day, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell told supporters Wednesday at a campaign stop in Lewis County that they have more influence than they think in deciding this year’s U.S. Senate race between him and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes. A crowd of approximately 100 supporters were on hand in Vanceburg for the second of a four city tour on Wednesday of Kentucky coal country — which McConnell has focused on throughout his reelection bid. McConnell... Read more 

McConnell, Grimes release competing television ads in U.S. Senate race

10/22/2014 03:07 PM

Kentucky’s U.S. Senate candidates launched new television ads Wednesday, with Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell highlighting his support among young women while Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes targets remarks the five-term incumbent made at a meeting of wealthy conservative donors in June. McConnell’s campaign struck first in his statewide ad titled “Represent Me,” which features four young women who back McConnell’s reelection as well as a link to the website womenformitch.com. “She (Grimes) thinks I’ll vote for the candidate who looks like... Read more 

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 

Logo and lingo of Democratic Kentucky Family Values PAC under question from Republicans

10/22/2014 12:59 PM

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a series of reports examining claims being made in a handful of the most contentious state House races of 2014. Amid this year’s fight for control of the state House, two groups now are squabbling over the use of terms like “conservative” and “family values.” The Kentucky Family Values PAC, a Democratic group, has launched ads in many state House races where they have supported the Democratic candidates and described many of them as... Read more 

Congressman Andy Barr touts outreach in reelection bid against Elisabeth Jensen

10/22/2014 10:09 AM

VERSAILLES — In the 6th Congressional District, former Disney consumer products executive and founder of several non-profits in the state is attempting to knock off freshman U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, a Republican from Lexington. Democratic 6th district Congressional candidate Elisabeth Jensen announced her run for the seat against Barr in June of 2013 , however she has struggled to keep pace with Barr financially and has not attracted support from Washington Democratic organizations. However, Jensen feels that if elected her past... Read more 

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