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  • 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...

  • Mitch McConnell staffer wasn't running campaign

    After guiding the Kentucky Republican through a contentious primary, Jesse Benton was essentially replaced by McConnell's former chief of staff on Capitol Hill, Josh Holmes.

  • Sen. Mitch McConnell's office hits back against shutdown claims

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's staff said that Democrats are slamming the Kentucky Republican by taking comments he made earlier this week out of context.

  • Mitch McConnell flubs: 'Losers make policy, and winners go home'

    The Senate's top Republican, put a new, inadvertent twist on that motto during a recent campaign stop in Kentucky.

  • Kentucky business unspooled as feds closed in

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louis Joseph Brothers used sales of military-grade electronics to Hong Kong to boost the revenue for his business, then resigned from the company he founded when federal investigators started questioning the sales and the company fell apart. Brothers walked away from...

  • Pro-Mitch McConnell group to spend another $1.5 million

    The Kentucky Opportunity Coalition, a 501(c)4 advocacy group that is backing McConnell's re-election, will spend $660,000 on a new 30-second ad attacking Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic candidate. It will also spend $870,000 to air a positive ad that it has run...

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for Aug. 13

    A new poll out of Kentucky finds Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. leading Alison Lundergan Grimes by four points. Public Policy Polling released the poll Tuesday that showed McConnell with a 44 percent to 40 percent lead over Grimes.



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