Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Cathy Bailey rally GOP faithful, talk future ambitions

Kentucky has become the epicenter for midterm elections, with Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell vying for a possible ascension to the Senate’s majority leader and...

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The Chatter: McConnell loans himself $1.8M, Grimes doubles down on false claim in ad and 'Pennsyltucky' woman

Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell is combating a new wave of Democratic spending in his race against Alison Lundergan Grimes by loaning his campaign $1.8...

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Palmer casts Dr. Ralph Alvarado as drug dealer in negative campaign ad using spliced courtroom footage

In perhaps the nastiest ad of the 2014 Kentucky electoral season, state Sen. R.J. Palmer’s campaign portrays his Republican opponent, Dr. Ralph Alvarado, essentially as...

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House Democratic leader gives caucus $100,000 from campaign account as parties jockey for House majority

The House Democratic Caucus Campaign Committee received a sizable boost from one of its leaders in the election cycle’s closing days, banking $100,000 from House...

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Ad being pulled from Paducah radio after claims on tolls rated false by station

A radio ad from the Kentucky House Democratic Caucus Campaign Committee is being pulled from the air in the 3rd District state House race after...

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Watkins hit by Washington GOP group claiming his legislation will lead to meth epidemic

The race for 3rd District state House has become contentious with 11 days to go as a Washington D.C. based Republican group is targeting Democratic...

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Cathy Bailey rally GOP faithful, talk future ambitions

10/25/2014 10:49 PM

Kentucky has become the epicenter for midterm elections, with Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell vying for a possible ascension to the Senate’s majority leader and the GOP within striking distance of controlling the state House for the first time since 1921, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said during a Turn Kentucky Red rally Saturday. National Democrats bore the brunt of Huckabee’s criticism as he told a crowd of more than 250 in a hangar at Bowman Field. U.S. Sen. Harry Reid,... Read more 

The Chatter: McConnell loans himself $1.8M, Grimes doubles down on false claim in ad and 'Pennsyltucky' woman

10/25/2014 11:38 AM

Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell is combating a new wave of Democratic spending in his race against Alison Lundergan Grimes by loaning his campaign $1.8 million, Politico reported Friday. The Washington, D.C., outlet reported that McConnell’s personal contribution tops investments by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Senate Majority PAC totaling $1.5 million less than two weeks before the Nov. 4 election. A campaign official told Politico McConnell’s loan reinforces the Senate Republican leader’s view that the National Republican Senatorial... Read more 

Palmer casts Dr. Ralph Alvarado as drug dealer in negative campaign ad using spliced courtroom footage

10/24/2014 08:08 PM

In perhaps the nastiest ad of the 2014 Kentucky electoral season, state Sen. R.J. Palmer’s campaign portrays his Republican opponent, Dr. Ralph Alvarado, essentially as a drug dealer. The ad released Thursday on cable and two local affiliates uses courtroom video from 2010 carefully spliced together to cast Alvarado, who unsuccessfully challenged the Senate Democratic floor leader for the seat in 2010, in a negative light. In the 30-second advertisement, a defendant addresses a judge in a Montgomery County courtroom... Read more 

House Democratic leader gives caucus $100,000 from campaign account as parties jockey for House majority

10/24/2014 06:45 PM

The House Democratic Caucus Campaign Committee received a sizable boost from one of its leaders in the election cycle’s closing days, banking $100,000 from House Majority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins’ campaign account last week. Adkins told Pure Politics he hoped his six-figure contribution would add to the “energy and momentum” of Democratic House challengers and incumbents with the Nov. 4 elections 11 days away. He called the current crop of Democratic campaigns “the best organized races I’ve been involved in in... Read more 

Ad being pulled from Paducah radio after claims on tolls rated false by station

10/24/2014 04:22 PM

A radio ad from the Kentucky House Democratic Caucus Campaign Committee is being pulled from the air in the 3rd District state House race after the group twisted the wording of the Republican candidate on tolls. In the re-election race of state Rep. Gerald Watkins, D-Paducah, the Democratic group launched a radio ad saying Republican Randy Bridges’ top issue in the campaign is to impose tolls on western Kentucky roads. The citation behind the claim comes from a question and answer portion... Read more 

Watkins hit by Washington GOP group claiming his legislation will lead to meth epidemic

10/24/2014 04:19 PM

The race for 3rd District state House has become contentious with 11 days to go as a Washington D.C. based Republican group is targeting Democratic freshman Rep. Gerald Watkins of Paducah over a piece of legislation aimed at reducing the prison population in the state. In the mailer sent out by the Republican State Leadership Committee , a national GOP group focused on electing Republicans in down ballot state races around the country, says Watkins “will turn our meth problem... Read more 

Northern Ky. House Republicans pre-file bill to combat heroin

10/24/2014 01:47 PM

Two northern Kentucky House Republican Representatives Addia Wuchner, R-Burlington and Rep. Joe Fischer, R-Ft. Thomas, have filed legislation in the Kentucky House of Representatives with the goal of combating the growing heroin problem in the Commonwealth. Both lawmakers said in a statement which was released on Friday that the bill is a comprehensive approach to combating heroin, focusing on treatment, education, and increased penalties and fines for those who sell heroin in Kentucky. “Our Northern Kentucky heroin crisis is a horrendous... Read more 

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