Breaking down the debate, what the Kentucky analysts are saying

10/14/2014 02:29 PM

Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democratic Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes clashed in their lone television debate before Kentucky voters on KET Monday night; while the talking points were largely recycled from the 15-month long campaign the exchanges and non-answers are providing fodder for the nation’s political junkies.

The race for the office remains tight heading into the home stretch and the campaigns are likely to quickly pounce on any perceived missteps from the debate.

Republicans, who have attempted to tie Grimes to President Barack Obama because of his unpopular in the state, quickly jumped on Grimes’ refusal to answer questions about who she voted for in 2008 and 2012.

Kentucky Democrats quickly responded to comments made by McConnell on the state’s insurance health exchange, known as kynect.

Democratic analyst Sherman Brown and Republican analyst Les Fugate broke down the top moments from the U.S. Senate candidates and what’s next for the campaigns in the final 21 days of the race.

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or


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