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Coverage of the U.S. Senate race in Kentucky featuring Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes
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Mitch McConnell reaches the top

Mitch McConnell reaches the top | Kentucky Senate Race | Scoop.it

By his own account, it is the capstone of his three-decade career in Washington. Whether it will also prove to be the wellspring of a new Republican era in a town still dominated by the Democratic occupant of the White House remains to be seen.

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Alison Grimes to sue state GOP over mailer

"This is clearly a scare tactic and what they are doing to try to manipulate voters," said Jonathan Hurst, Grimes' campaign manager.

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McConnell takes lead and momentum

McConnell takes lead and momentum | Kentucky Senate Race | Scoop.it

The Bluegrass Poll found that 48 percent of likely voters plan to vote for McConnell while just 43 percent plan to back Grimes. Three percent said they are voting for Libertarian David Patterson and 6 percent said they haven't made up their minds.

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Flush with mystery money, Kentucky nonprofit haunts Grimes’ Senate bid

Flush with mystery money, Kentucky nonprofit haunts Grimes’ Senate bid | Kentucky Senate Race | Scoop.it
Formerly modest nonprofit becomes deep-pocketed, dark money benefactor of Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell.
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Senator Elizabeth Warren campaigns for Alison Grimes, attacks Mitch McConnell

Senator Elizabeth Warren campaigns for Alison Grimes, attacks Mitch McConnell | Kentucky Senate Race | Scoop.it

"We believe in an America where kids have a fighting chance to get an education without being crushed by student loan debt," Warren said.

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Profile of Alison Lundergan Grimes: 'This is a strong … independent Kentucky woman'

Profile of Alison Lundergan Grimes: 'This is a strong … independent Kentucky woman' | Kentucky Senate Race | Scoop.it

But 16 months after announcing her candidacy, political observers say Grimes still faces challenges in defining herself to Kentucky voters who overwhelmingly dislike Obama and have largely turned away from Democrats in most federal elections.

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Column: Commercials make you say ‘a pox on all of them’

Column: Commercials make you say ‘a pox on all of them’ | Kentucky Senate Race | Scoop.it
Truth-checkers at PolitiFact, the Washington Post’s Fact Checker or FactCheck.org have ruled all of them false, misleading or say they use quotes that are taken out of context in an attempt to fool you and convince you that one candidate or the other doesn’t share your beliefs.
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Courier-Journal Endorsement of Alison Grimes for Senate

Courier-Journal Endorsement of Alison Grimes for Senate | Kentucky Senate Race | Scoop.it

Kentucky needs a U.S. senator who sees a higher calling than personal ambition and a greater goal than self-aggrandizement. For those reasons and for her evident potential, we endorse Ms. Grimes for election on Nov. 4.

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Lexington Herald-Leader endorsement of Grimes

Grimes has tirelessly reached out to every corner of the state. She has shown that, as the Senate's first Kentucky woman, she would bring energy, focus and independence to helping build a more secure future for Kentuckians and other average Americans.

 
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George Will on Kentucky race: A constitutional moment

George Will on Kentucky race: A constitutional moment | Kentucky Senate Race | Scoop.it

Kentucky’s Senate election is 2014’s most important, for a reason rich in irony: Although Grimes considers McConnell the architect of gridlock, electing her to inevitably docile membership in Reid’s lockstep ranks would perpetuate this.

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When Senate elections pit nothing vs. not there

When Senate elections pit nothing vs. not there | Kentucky Senate Race | Scoop.it

ON MONDAY my confidence in representative democracy as an effective form of governance momentarily wavered. The reason: I watched the Kentucky Senate debate between minority leader Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes — a depressing tete-a-tete between one candidate afraid to say anything and another seemingly incapable of being honest with his constituents.

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The Fix: Kentucky now has the most interesting Senate race in the country

The Fix: Kentucky now has the most interesting Senate race in the country | Kentucky Senate Race | Scoop.it
One week after going off the television airwaves in Kentucky, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is now back up with ads in the race, a reversal...
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Are Democrats Losing Their Touch With Women?

Are Democrats Losing Their Touch With Women? | Kentucky Senate Race | Scoop.it

McConnell is taking advantage of that momentum, releasing a campaign ad Wednesday featuring young women explaining why they are in his corner despite his votes to stop the Paycheck Fairness Act and the recent version of the Violence Against Women Act.

 
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With victory, McConnell pledges change

With victory, McConnell pledges change | Kentucky Senate Race | Scoop.it

"Tomorrow, the papers will say I won this race, but the truth is, tonight we begin another race ... that's the race to turn the country around," McConnell told the crowd of cheering Republicans gathered at the Marriott East hotel in Jeffersontown.

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Alison Lundergan Grimes May Have Found Mitch McConnell's Weak Spot

Alison Lundergan Grimes May Have Found Mitch McConnell's Weak Spot | Kentucky Senate Race | Scoop.it

With Alison Lundergan Grimes down in almost every poll in a tight race against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, her success may hinge on whether she can bring Paducah, a small city more than three hours west of Louisville, into her camp.

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Ky. Senate race among most negative, costly, intense

Ky. Senate race among most negative, costly, intense | Kentucky Senate Race | Scoop.it

In terms of total ads in Senate races between Oct. 10 and 23, Kentucky's race ranks sixth, according to data supplied by Kantar Media/CMAG and analyzed by Wesleyan Media Project.

 
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Jindal implores crowd to re-elect McConnell

Jindal implores crowd to re-elect McConnell | Kentucky Senate Race | Scoop.it

"If you only remember one thing we say tonight between now and next Tuesday, we have got to re-elect Mitch McConnell so that we can finally retire Harry Reid," Jindal said.

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Outside groups manipulate Ky. voter impression

Outside groups manipulate Ky. voter impression | Kentucky Senate Race | Scoop.it

In Kentucky, dark money groups have spent about $12 million on McConnell and $566,453 supporting Grimes. Half of the the McConnell money came from the Kentucky Opportunity Coalition and doesn't even count millions in "educational" ads for for which the group has paid.

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Profile of Mitch McConnell: I'll set agenda, look after Kentucky

Profile of Mitch McConnell: I'll set agenda, look after Kentucky | Kentucky Senate Race | Scoop.it

Now, seeking a sixth term, Addison Mitchell McConnell is a hair's breadth away from attaining his life's ambition.

"There's a great likelihood that I will be the leader of the majority in the Senate next year, and the majority leader gets to set the agenda not only for the country but to look after Kentucky's interests," McConnell said Monday during his only debate with Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes.

 

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Which Mitch McConnell would lead the Senate?

Which Mitch McConnell would lead the Senate? | Kentucky Senate Race | Scoop.it

“There’s no question that this is the ultimate goal of his life,” said former Republican Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott. “He’ll want to do something with it if he gets it.”

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McConnell lends $1.8M to own campaign

McConnell lends $1.8M to own campaign | Kentucky Senate Race | Scoop.it

McConnell is loaning the money to the campaign to help offset about $1.5 million in spending for Grimes that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Senate Majority PAC announced last week, said Josh Holmes, an adviser to McConnell's campaign.

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Where the candidates stand on 20 issues

The Herald-Leader asked the candidates for U.S. Senate totake a stand on issues important to Kentucky voters. 
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Cincinnati Enquirer Endorsement of McConnell for U.S. Senate

We just hope that, if re-elected, McConnell will remember that it's Kentuckians – not his party – whom he answers to first.
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Grimes Ad Misses the Mark on McConnell

Thought you’d seen it all this political season? An ad from Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes criticizes Sen. Mitch McConnell for his vote on a bill that President Obama praised, and even thanked McConnell by name for supporting.

 
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Mitch McConnell: Don't trade in my seniority for Alison Grimes

Mitch McConnell: Don't trade in my seniority for Alison Grimes | Kentucky Senate Race | Scoop.it

"As the offensive coordinator, I'm in an even better position than I am now to look out for Kentucky's interests on a daily basis, to set a new agenda for the country, to begin to take us in a different direction," he said.

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