The Chatter: McConnell in NYC with Trump, Grimes puts out another ad on missed meetings

The campaign of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes released a new ad Monday morning again hitting Kentucky U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell on his...

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Thayer will not run statewide in 2015, plans to seek another term as majority leader

With a string of bold predictions for the GOP in 2014 and 2015, state Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, says he is most needed in...

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Experience counts: How U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell's 30 years in Congress gives him debate advantage

With 45 days before the election, the prospects of Republican U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes, debating the...

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Changing the game: How Alison Lundergan Grimes can build momentum in debating the issues

With 45 days before the election, the prospects of Republican U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes, debating the...

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State permitting issues surrounding Grimes campaign bus nearing resolution

A company owned by the father of Kentucky Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes applied for intrastate motor carrier authority with the Kentucky Transportation...

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Fmr. Auditor Crit Luallen helping Grimes with round of robocalls

Former state Auditor Crit Luallen is helping the campaign of Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes with a round of robocalls, an automated voice message supporting the...

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The Chatter: McConnell in NYC with Trump, Grimes puts out another ad on missed meetings

09/22/2014 11:56 AM

The campaign of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes released a new ad Monday morning again hitting Kentucky U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell on his absence from committee meetings in Washington. The missed meetings have been a common attack from the Grimes campaign as they released an ad on the topic the day before Grimes and McConnell met at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Candidate Forum. At the forum, McConnell addressed the absences from the committee by stating that his job as a... Read more 

Thayer will not run statewide in 2015, plans to seek another term as majority leader

09/21/2014 09:01 AM

With a string of bold predictions for the GOP in 2014 and 2015, state Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, says he is most needed in his current position and will not seek a higher office. In an interview with Pure Politics Thayer said he has been encouraged to run for a statewide office next year, but he has decided to seek a second term in his current leadership role in the state Senate. “In 2015 I’m going to seek another two-years... Read more 

Experience counts: How U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell's 30 years in Congress gives him debate advantage

09/20/2014 06:20 PM

With 45 days before the election, the prospects of Republican U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes, debating the issues for a statewide audience beyond Oct. 13’s episode of “Kentucky Tonight” appear increasingly unlikely. McConnell this week sidestepped a challenge from Grimes to a debate at the University of Pikeville hosted by The Appalachian News-Express, with a previously scheduled bus tour keeping him from the forum. Grimes told Pure Politics Thursday she will be... Read more 

Changing the game: How Alison Lundergan Grimes can build momentum in debating the issues

09/20/2014 06:17 PM

With 45 days before the election, the prospects of Republican U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes, debating the issues for a statewide audience beyond Oct. 13’s episode of “Kentucky Tonight” appear increasingly unlikely. In the latest back-and-forth on the topic of debates, Grimes this week accepted dates in late October for a University of Pikeville forum hosted by The Appalachian News-Express that McConnell declined, citing a previously scheduled bus tour. Grimes told Pure... Read more 

State permitting issues surrounding Grimes campaign bus nearing resolution

09/19/2014 04:51 PM

A company owned by the father of Kentucky Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes applied for intrastate motor carrier authority with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet shortly after news broke that it lacked permits to operate a charter bus leased to Grimes’ campaign, according to records obtained by Pure Politics. Still, matters surrounding the charter bus’ permit through the state seem to be nearing a resolution. Email exchanges between lawyers for S.R. Holding Co., owned by former Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman... Read more 

Fmr. Auditor Crit Luallen helping Grimes with round of robocalls

09/19/2014 04:51 PM

Former state Auditor Crit Luallen is helping the campaign of Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes with a round of robocalls, an automated voice message supporting the policies of Grimes. Luallen says the call is on the behalf of the Kentucky Democratic Party — who is helping run a coordinated campaign for Grimes. In the robocall, which is going out to more than 100,000 residents, Luallen says she has spent her “entire public life working to make Kentucky a better place to... Read more 

Former Louisville congresswoman backs Comer's gubernatorial ambitions

09/19/2014 11:41 AM

Former Republican U.S. Rep. Anne Northup said she rarely endorses candidates in primaries, but she announced her support of Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer’s gubernatorial bid Friday in Louisville. The former Louisville congresswoman gives Comer a prominent GOP voice in the backyard of the only other Republican candidate in the 2015 race, Louisville real estate developer Hal Heiner. Northup recalled her support of Heiner’s 2010 run for Louisville mayor, but she called next year’s gubernatorial election “a pivotal race” for Kentucky. “We... Read more 

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