The final Bluegrass Poll before Tuesday’s election day shows Senator Mitch McConnell with a five point lead over Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes.
The poll shows 48% of likely voters plan to vote for McConnell, while 43% say they'll support Grimes. Three percent said they'll vote for Libertarian candidate David Patterson.
Six percent are still undecided.
The poll’s results are still within the margin of error of 4.1 percentage points. The McConnell campaign said the poll numbers show the campaign is peaking.
The last poll showed Grimes two percentage points ahead of McConnell and the Grimes campaign says its own internal polling shows the race as a dead heat.
The Louisville Courier-Journal quotes Jennifer Duffy, senior editor at the non-partisan Cook Political report, as saying the Bluegrass Poll results are in line with other polling she’s seen in recent days.
Sen. Rand Paul will campaign with Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell on the day before Kentucky's pivotal Senate election.
Paul will join McConnell on seven campaign stops Monday at airports across the state. McConnell will begin the day in Louisville before ending in Bowling Green, Paul's hometown. McConnell is facing Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in one of the country's most watched Senate races.
Paul has been campaigning in competitive elections across the country as he attempts to boost his profile ahead of a possible run for president in 2016.
Grimes campaigned with former President Bill Clinton on Thursday and is scheduled to appear with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday.
Bill Clinton is once again trying to rally voters to the side of Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes.
The Grimes campaign has announced that the former President will attend events at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville Thursday morning, with an afternoon visit to the Veteran’s Riverfront Park in Ashland planned for the afternoon.
It’s the fourth time Clinton has campaigned on behalf of Grimes, as she tries to unseat Republican Senator Mitch McConnell.
The former President spoke at Grimes rallies in Owensboro and Paducah last week. Hillary Rodham Clinton is also returning to the commonwealth this Saturday to campaign on behalf of Grimes in northern Kentucky and Lexington.
One week from now, Kentucky voters decide whether to give U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell another six years or replace him with Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. Both are crisscrossing the state trying to convince the still undecided.
McConnell brought his "Kentucky Leads America" bus tour to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green Tuesday. Joining the five-term incumbent on the road was Grammy award-winning artist Lee Greenwood who energized a crowd of party faithful as McConnell sounded a familiar theme on the stump. He said the makeup of the Senate must change in order to change the country.
The Senate Minority Leader pointed a finger at the Obama administration for what he called a slow economic recovery, over-regulation, and a takeover of healthcare. McConnell suggested America was on the decline and said the eyes of the world are on Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race.
"Right here in our state is the only test of whether America is coming back, and with your help by golly, a week from today, America is on the way back," McConnell told the audience.
If Republicans win six seats next Tuesday, McConnell is positioned to become Senate Majority Leader, and-- in his words--call the plays for the country while still looking out for Kentucky.
Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates are bringing in a pair of potential presidential candidates to help boost voter turnout in the final week of one of the country's most closely watched Senate races.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will campaign with Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in Louisville on Tuesday while Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will appear with Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell on Wednesday.
This will be Warren's second trip to Kentucky for Grimes. She raised money for Grimes and spoke at a rally at the University of Louisville on tackling student loan debt earlier this year.
Grimes' campaign also announced Monday afternoon that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will return to Kentucky again to campaign with the Democrat on Saturday.
Jindal will appear with McConnell at the Restore America Rally in Louisville on Wednesday. Other guests include Carly Fiorina, the 2010 Republican Senate nominee in California, and conservative national radio host Hugh Hewitt.
The latest poll shows McConnell receiving overwhelming support from Kentucky Republicans, with 83 percent saying they will vote for the incumbent. At the same time, McConnell is backed by 24 percent of those who identified as Democrats.
For the third time this campaign season, former President Bill Clinton is coming to Kentucky to campaign for Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. Clinton will appear at “Get out the Vote” rallies in Owensboro and Paducah next week.
Earlier this week, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joined Grimes at a fundraiser in Louisville. Grimes is hoping to unseat five-time Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell November 4th.
Sen. McConnell is scheduled to embark on a bus tour through Kentucky's coal country next week.
The highly anticipated debate between U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is now history. There were no obvious blunders or bombshell political revelations during Monday night's KET broadcast.
As expected, McConnell spoke with confidence about becoming senate leader in 2015. Grimes echoed repeatedly, that after 30 years in Washington, the senior senator is out of touch with Kentucky's needs. Coal was a prominent topic during the debate. Grimes said she differs with the president on coal policies. "We have to reign in the EPA, but we also have to work across the aisle in a coalition effort," said Grimes.
McConnell maintained federal regulations have cost thousands of miners their jobs. "My job is to look out for Kentucky's coal miners. This administration has engaged in an assault on our coal industry," said McConnell.
Although they’ve shared a stage several times since the May primary, Monday night’s televised exchange between Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes and incumbent Republican Senator Mitch McConnell is the only official debate.
Kentucky Tonight begins at 7 p.m. central/8 p.m. eastern on Kentucky Educational Television.
Representatives from both parties are optimistic their candidate will come out on top.
Russ Wilkey, chairman of the Daviess County Democratic Party says he’d like to see more than just one debate.
“Probably the more debates the better for the challenger,” said Wilkey. “You know, my personal feeling is that I get really nervous watching debates. It’s like me watching a UK basketball game, I get really nervous.”
A federal judge has denied Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate David Patterson's request to force a public broadcaster to include him in Monday night's debate between Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes.
U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove ruled that Kentucky Educational Television did not exclude David Patterson from the debate solely because of his political views. Patterson argued KET had discriminated against him based on thousands of pages of emails where KET officials discussed tightening the criteria to participate in the debate so as to exclude non-serious candidates.
Libertarian Party of Kentucky chairman Ken Moellman said he was not happy with the decision but said the state party does not have enough money to appeal the ruling. McConnell and Grimes are scheduled to appear on KET at 8 p.m. eastern Monday.