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  • 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.

  • Mitch McConnell's campaign manager resigns amidst probe

    Jesse Benton, the campaign manager for Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., resigned Friday amid deepening questions over his involvement in a payola scandal by the 2012 presidential campaign he helped run.

  • Another government shutdown? Not gonna happen

    The rumors are that if Obama takes some sort of far-reaching action on immigration, as is widely expected, infuriated Republicans will retaliate by threatening to close the government unless Obama backs down.

  • McConnell: Get a strategy, 'exercise some leadership'

    Reacting to President Obama's White House Briefing Room statement about still lacking a strategy to take on rebels in Syria, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell urged action and said Congress is ready to back the president up--if he has a plan.

  • The least popular members of Congress? John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi

    House Speaker John Boehner is the most unpopular leader in Congress, followed close behind by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, according to a new poll of likely voters.

  • 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.

  • Environmental groups hope to use Mitch McConnell's words against him

    Environmental groups plan to use Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's comments that a Republican-led Senate would be fine with more government shutdowns to attack the GOP ahead of the November elections.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • McConnell holds slim lead in Kentucky Senate race (for now)

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., currently holds a four-point lead over his Democratic opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes, according to the left-leaning polling firm Public Policy Polling. The longtime Republican senator leads Kentucky's secretary of state in the polls 44 percent...

  • Now Rand Paul's support for coal, Kentucky's black gold, is questioned

    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's support for regulations on coal and a past comment that it is "very dirty" are fueling a new assault on the 2016 GOP front-runner.

  • WEX BackStory: The GOP establishment 'fights back'

    It's not 2010 anymore. In the latest WEX BackStory, Political Correspondent Rebecca Berg explains how incumbent Republicans are successfully fighting back against their tea party challengers during the 2014 primaries.

  • Mitch McConnell tops Alison Lundergan Grimes in new poll

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. finds himself ahead of his Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes by four points in a new poll released Tuesday.

  • Coal group: No doubts about McConnell's support

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A trade group representing Kentucky's coal industry defended Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell on Friday after a published report said his wife is a board member of an organization that has spent $50 million to close coal-fired power plants. Yahoo News reported that Elaine...



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