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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 

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 

McConnell leading Grimes in two new polls, but both within the margin of error

10/20/2014 06:44 PM

Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell is leading Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes among likely Kentucky voters in two new polls released Monday. The latest Bluegrass Poll results show McConnell regaining a slim lead over Grimes 44 percent to 43 percent with Libertarian candidate David Patterson receiving 5 percent and eight percent of respondents saying they are still undecided. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.9 percent. The poll of 655 likely voters was conducted Oct. 15 to 19... Read more 

DeWeese and Hunt working hard in 48th House District race

10/20/2014 04:05 PM

State Rep. Bob DeWeese, R-Louisville, is facing a challenge in his re-election race from Democrat Gretchen Hunt. And the two candidates are focused on the issues of not only their district, but the state as well. In an interview at his Louisville home, DeWeese said that as he goes door-to-door in the district he is hearing concerns about jobs and job security from his constituents. The 20-year incumbent legislator says that business friendly tax reform would solve many of the state’s... Read more 


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