U.S. Senate http://wkyufm.org en Sen. Mitch McConnell Builds Bridges to Tea Party http://wkyufm.org/post/sen-mitch-mcconnell-builds-bridges-tea-party <p>Kentucky Republican Senator Mitch McConnell has reached into the upper echelons of the Tea Party movement for a campaign manager to head his bid for re-election in 2014. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 11:24:15 +0000 Associated Press 19101 at http://wkyufm.org Yarmuth Says Several Democrats Could Unseat McConnell in 2014 http://wkyufm.org/post/yarmuth-says-several-democrats-could-unseat-mcconnell-2014 <p>One of Kentucky’s two Democratic Congressmen believes his party has a good shot at unseating U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell in 2014. So far, many of the state’s top Democrats have announced plans to avoid challenging the Senate Minority Leader. That includes Attorney General Jack Conway, who ran for Senate against Rand Paul in 2010, former state Auditor Crit Luallen and current Auditor Adam Edelen. Mon, 27 Aug 2012 07:30:00 +0000 18037 at http://wkyufm.org Despite Akin Controversy, McConnell Still Says GOP Chances at Senate Majority Are "50-50" http://wkyufm.org/post/despite-akin-controversy-mcconnell-still-says-gop-chances-senate-majority-are-50-50 <p>A recent controversy over a Missouri Senate candidate’s comments on rape has not diminished U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell’s outlook for November. McConnell is hoping to become majority leader next year. Depending on who wins the presidency, he needs either three of four GOP Senate victories this fall to do so. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 21:30:54 +0000 17981 at http://wkyufm.org Luallen Says She Won't Run Against McConnell http://wkyufm.org/post/luallen-says-she-wont-run-against-mcconnell <p>Former Auditor Crit Luallen says she will not challenge Republican U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell in 2014. Luallen has long been considered to be among the best-situated Democrats to unseat McConnell. She served two terms as auditor and many political observers credit her with raising the office&#39;s profile during her tenure. Tue, 17 Jul 2012 21:24:30 +0000 15786 at http://wkyufm.org