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  • McConnell's strategy to tie his opponent to Obama is working, and he's hammering the point home

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's, R-Ky., team released an ad Tuesday that once again ties his Democratic challenger, Secretary of State of Alison Lundergan Grimes, to President Obama, a deeply unpopular figure in the Bluegrass State.

  • McConnell's latest ad aims at the heart

    In the minute-long ad called "Home," Noelle Hunter, a resident of Morehead, Ky., praises the incumbent GOP senator, saying he helped her get her daughter back from her ex-husband, who had taken her to Mali during a custody battle.

  • And now for something completely different from the McConnell campaign

    Mitch McConnell's campaign on Monday released an ad that paints the Kentucky senator in a sympathetic light, giving voters in the Bluegrass State a look at his "softer" side.

  • Mitch McConnell: 'I'm against legalizing marijuana'

    The Senate Republican leader says legalizing marijuana could "completely transform" society in a way "most Kentuckians would not agree with."

  • Grimes' 'Proud Man' ad raises eyebrows

    The ad highlights the Kentucky Democrat's grandparents' struggles to pay medical bills after her grandfather's stroke. One hiccup: During that time period, her politically connected father made some hefty campaign donations and oversaw multimillion-dollar business deals.

  • 'Ground Zero': Heroin at center of Kentucky Senate race

    Kentucky's Democratic Senate candidate is attacking Mitch McConnell for not taking a stand on state heroin legislation.

  • Mitch McConnell turns his opponent's own ad against her

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., may come across as soft-spoken, but don't let that fool you: He's got sharp elbows and a sharp staff, and when you come at him, you'd best not miss.

  • Ky. Consumer Protection Division obtains indictment against contractor

    Conway FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – A Jefferson County grand jury returned an indictment on Thursday against contractor Kevin Carter on one count of theft by deception over $10,000 — a class C felony — for allegedly failing to perform home repair services for a Louisville resident....

  • Kentucky Democrat shoots skeet, criticizes Obama in ad

    "I'm not Barack Obama. I disagree with him on guns, coal and the EPA," the Democratic nominee, who is up against incumbent Republican Mitch McConnell in Kentucky, says after shooting multiple clay pigeons.

  • Report: Former McConnell campaign manager's emails were subpoenaed in July

    The grand jury is one of two, according to OpenSecrets.org, looking into improper payments made by Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign in Iowa.

  • Ky. gov. extends smoking ban to all state property

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Employees and visitors to some 3,000 state government buildings won't be able to smoke indoors or outdoors after Nov. 20. Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear signed an executive order on Thursday that bans all tobacco products - including electronic cigarettes and chewing...

  • Mitch McConnell says he's 'candidate of change'

    "If you want change, if you're unhappy with the direction of this country, the candidate of change is the guy you're looking at," the top Senate Republican told an audience at a Chamber of Commerce lunch in Nicholasville, Ky., on Wednesday.

  • Mitch McConnell concedes Medicaid expansion may last

    In an interview with the New York Times Magazine, the Republican Minority Leader argued that Kentucky's acceptance of federal funding to expand Medicaid was a "mistake" but he also suggested it may not be undone.

  • Rand Paul's dilemma: Choosing between the Senate and the White House

    With a possible legislative fix off the table until Kentucky lawmakers reconvene early next year, Paul must now look ahead and decide if he'd rather stay on serving the people of his state or whether he'd take his chances on a run for the Oval Office.

  • Kentucky prepares to regulate ride sharing

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — State regulators are preparing emergency regulations that will go into effect next month to govern ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft as they expand their services into Kentucky cities. The companies offer a smartphone application to match paying customers who need...



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