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Politics
11:13 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Romney Praises McConnell In Kentucky Senate Race

Mitt Romney during his 2012 presidential campaign
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Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney endorsed Sen. Mitch McConnell for re-election on Thursday after a private fundraiser at a Lexington horse farm.

Romney, who lost to Obama in 2012 but won Kentucky with 60 percent of the vote, said McConnell winning re-election would be good for Kentucky and good for the country because it could lead to him becoming the Senate majority leader if Republicans take control of the Senate. He said a McConnell-run Senate would result in lawmakers passing legislation Americans want to see passed.

Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes criticized Romney for his comments in 2012 that he did not worry about the 47 percent of voters who would vote for a Democrat no matter what. She said Kentucky deserves a senator who will fight to keep jobs in the state.

Politics
8:37 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Poll: Slight Majorities of Kentuckians Approve of McConnell, Paul

A new Courier-Journal Bluegrass Poll shows just over half of Kentuckians approves of the job performance of both Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul. According to the poll, McConnell has a 51% approval rating. Paul does slightly better, with a 53% approval mark.

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Economy
1:49 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Tennessee Economics Official to Join Mitt Romney's Campaign

Tennessee’s top economic development officer is taking a temporary leave from his job to help Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. Bill Hagerty will join the GOP election effort through November 6.

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Politics
9:28 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Kentucky's Senators Give Back-to-Back Speeches at RNC

Kentucky may not be a key state in this fall’s presidential election, but its two senators played a key role in GOP attacks on the president Wednesday night. Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul spoke back to back at the Republican National Convention. Their speeches were a one-two punch against many of President Barack Obama's policies.

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Politics
4:10 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Barr Uses Coal Issues to Contrast President Obama and Mitt Romney

Republican Congressional candidate Andy Barr focused on coal in his national debut at the Republican National Convention. Barr is running against Congressman Ben Chandler in Kentucky’s Sixth District, which covers much of the central part of the state.

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Politics
6:46 am
Sat August 11, 2012

Running Mate: Romney Selects Rep. Paul Ryan for VP Pick

NPR and other news outlets are reporing that Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is Mitt Romney's choice as running mate on the 2012 Republican presidential ticket.

Official word of the choice, which began leaking overnight, came early this morning from the Romney campaign via a smartphone app and a news release.

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Politics
3:31 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Sen. Paul: I'm Not Being Vetted for Romney's VP Pick

Despite speculation of greater ambitions, U.S. Senator Rand Paul is likely to stay in his current position if Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is elected this fall. Rumors about Paul’s future have picked up ever since he endorsed Mitt Romney earlier this year, even though his father, Texas Congressman Ron Paul, was technically still in the race.

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Politics
10:01 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Rand Paul Says He's Ready for a "Fight and Tussle" Over His Pakistan Aid Bill

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul says he will use procedural tactics to delay future spending votes unless his bill on aid to Pakistan gets an up-or-down vote. The Bowling Green Republican is pushing a measure that would cut U.S. financial assistance to Pakistan, unless that country frees a doctor who helped the C.I.A. track down Osama Bin Laden.

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Politics
8:18 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Kentucky and Arkansas Wins Push Romney Closer to GOP Victory

Mitt Romney swept the Kentucky and Arkansas Republican presidential primaries Tuesday, inching closer to the GOP nomination he is certain to win. With no serious opposition left, the former Massachusetts governor easily won both contests. He won all 42 delegates at stake in Kentucky and at least 31 of the 33 delegates at stake in Arkansas.

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2012 Presidential Race
3:38 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Lasley: Get Ready for a Nasty Campaign this Fall

A WKU political analyst says voters should brace themselves for a rough general election battle this fall. Political Science Professor Scott Lasley says with Rick Santorum out of the Republican primary, Mitt Romney and President Obama can focus on something they had already started to do—blaming the other person’s ideology for the current condition of the economy.

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