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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 

Clinton, Grimes urge Owensboro crowd to volunteer with Election Day two weeks away

10/21/2014 07:53 PM

OWENSBORO — Former President Bill Clinton made his third lap around the track in Kentucky’s neck-and-neck U.S. Senate race, imploring a throng of supporters Tuesday to help push Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes first across the finish line in two weeks. Minutes after Grimes called herself a “Kentucky filly,” the 42nd U.S. president offered his own equine analogy. Every election cycle, Clinton said, “I feel like an old racehorse.” “They got me in a nice barn, and when it’s election season, they... 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 

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