McConnell leads Grimes by 5 in latest Bluegrass Poll

Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell has widened his lead on Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes five days from Election Day, according to the results of the...

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GOP invokes terrorism connection to illegal immigrants in mailer against Rep. Jim Gooch

UPDATED: The Republican Party of Kentucky is targeting conservative Democratic Rep. Jim Gooch of Providence in a mailer referencing the 9/11 terrorist attack on...

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Miles brings Warren's personal past to light in a TV ad right before the election

State Rep. Suzanne Miles, R-Owensboro, is bringing the domestic violence allegations against her Democratic opponent John Warren to the attention of voters with an ad...

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Grimes likens her battle against McConnell to 'The Rumble in the Jungle' as Election Day nears

UPDATED: Leaning heavily on boxing analogies Thursday, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes compared her race against Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell to...

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Former lawmakers Belcher and Nemes fight to return to Capitol in open seat race

One election cycle removed from legislative power former Representatives Linda Belcher and Mike Nemes are trying to get back to Frankfort and carry their respective...

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McConnell and other conservatives urge GOP vote at rally while Bevin declines to say whether he'll pull lever for primary foe

A pair of high-profile conservatives framed Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign as the country’s most pivotal midterm race, saying his reelection would be a...

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McConnell leads Grimes by 5 in latest Bluegrass Poll

10/31/2014 09:46 AM

Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell has widened his lead on Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes five days from Election Day, according to the results of the latest Bluegrass Poll released late Thursday. The poll, conducted by SurveyUSA for The Courier-Journal, The Lexington Herald-Leader, WHAS-TV and WKYT-TV with a 4.1 percent margin of error, shows McConnell grabbing 48 percent support from 597 likely voters surveyed this week compared to 43 percent backing Grimes. Libertarian candidate David Patterson pulled 3 percent support and 6... Read more 

GOP invokes terrorism connection to illegal immigrants in mailer against Rep. Jim Gooch

10/30/2014 03:51 PM

UPDATED: The Republican Party of Kentucky is targeting conservative Democratic Rep. Jim Gooch of Providence in a mailer referencing the 9/11 terrorist attack on New York, terrorist Mohammed Atta and ISIS. It has been a tough re-election season for Gooch, his remarks to Pure Politics about a pair of women’s underwear resurfaced in a television ad from his GOP challenger in September, and he has been under attack from outside groups including the state Republican Party. Gooch said he was “shocked”... Read more 

Miles brings Warren's personal past to light in a TV ad right before the election

10/30/2014 03:41 PM

State Rep. Suzanne Miles, R-Owensboro, is bringing the domestic violence allegations against her Democratic opponent John Warren to the attention of voters with an ad that began running just five days before ballots are cast on Election Day. The ad obtained by Pure Politics shows a pair of protective order documents sought by Warren’s then-wife in 2004 as the couple’s marriage ended alongside a mugshot of the Democratic candidate. “The court documents tell the story. Demeaned his wife, raised his fist... Read more 

Grimes likens her battle against McConnell to 'The Rumble in the Jungle' as Election Day nears

10/30/2014 01:40 PM

UPDATED: Leaning heavily on boxing analogies Thursday, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes compared her race against Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell to famed Kentucky boxer Muhammad Ali’s surprise eight-round victory over undefeated champion George Foreman 40 years prior. Sharing the stage again with former President Bill Clinton before a crowd of more than 350 outside the Muhammad Ali Center, Grimes said she would need her supporters in order to “deliver the knockout to Mitch McConnell” in Tuesday’s election. “My fellow... Read more 

Former lawmakers Belcher and Nemes fight to return to Capitol in open seat race

10/30/2014 09:01 AM

One election cycle removed from legislative power former Representatives Linda Belcher and Mike Nemes are trying to get back to Frankfort and carry their respective parties into legislative control. If Republicans want to take the helm in the lower chamber, which Democrats have controlled since 1921, they will likely need to win all six open seat races which includes the 49th District in Bullitt County. Democrats outnumber Republicans in the district in registration, but as Belcher found out in 2012... Read more 

McConnell and other conservatives urge GOP vote at rally while Bevin declines to say whether he'll pull lever for primary foe

10/29/2014 11:45 PM

A pair of high-profile conservatives framed Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign as the country’s most pivotal midterm race, saying his reelection would be a harbinger of change in President Barack Obama’s final years in office. But at least one person in the audience, the man McConnell bested in a bruising May primary, would not say whether he plans to vote for the five-term incumbent after urging about 325 attendees at the Restore America Rally in Jeffersontown to hit the polls... Read more 

North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp stumps for Grimes in central Kentucky

10/29/2014 08:53 PM

WINCHESTER – North Dakota junior U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp joined in the parade of high profile national Democratic surrogates joining Alison Lundergan Grimes in the final week of her campaign against Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. Heitkamp joined Grimes in central Kentucky Wednesday with stops in Clark, Bourbon and Fayette County where the Senator said she knows the fight Grimes is waging. In 2012, Heitkamp won an open seat for the U.S. Senate in North Dakota by defeating Republican U.S. Rep.... Read more 

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