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9:33 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Sen. Rand Paul Buys TV Ads In Two States

Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul is buying TV ads in West Virginia and Florida to promote his plan to withhold foreign aid to countries Paul considers hostile to the U.S. The web site 'Politico' reports Paul will spend well into six figures in both states attacking Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Bill Nelson for voting to continue sending aid to the regimes in Libya, Egypt and Pakistan.

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9:12 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Kentucky GOP Turning to Young Activists To Help With State House Races

With less than a month to go before Election Day, the GOP has turned to their College Republican and Young Republican chapters to help push them over the top. James Young is vice-chair of the statewide Young Republicans group. And he says his members are fanning out statewide to become the de facto campaign staff in state House races.

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2:00 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Rand Paul Promotes Compromise As GOP Senate Takeover Chances Decrease

As Election Day nears, it’s becoming less clear who will hold the Senate majority next year. Earlier this year, most pundits were ready to hand over the keys to the U.S. Senate to Kentucky’s senior senator, Mitch McConnell.

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12:55 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Paul Says GOP Should Tone Down Hawkishness on War

Senator Rand Paul says his party needs to break away from its base when it comes to war. In the past, politicians have had a tough time breaking from the base to change party opinion. Think Bill Clinton and welfare reforms.

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Politics
1:22 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

David Williams Open to Circuit Judgeship Idea

Sen. David Williams (R)-Burkesville

A spokesman for Kentucky Senate President David Williams says Williams would consider a judicial appointment if Governor Steve Beshear offered the position. Williams and Beshear are bitter rivals. And rumors have been swirling in Frankfort that Beshear is planning to offer Williams an open circuit court seat in his southern Kentucky district. Williams is a trial lawyer by trade.

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1:51 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

If Beshear Appoints Williams to Judgeship, Stivers Will Likely Lead Senate

Kentucky Senate Republicans have established a succession plan in the case their current leader, David Williams, is appointed into an open judgeship in his district. Williams is considered a leading candidate for the open circuit court judgeship that covers his home county.

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11:17 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Kentucky Senator Doubts Presidential Polling Results

Senator Rand Paul has joined many of his fellow Republicans in doubting the accuracy of polls in this year’s presidential race. In recent weeks, President Barack Obama has seen his lead widen significantly in two battleground states that border Kentucky: Ohio and Virginia. Obama's lead is also widening in national polls and in other battleground states.

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9:40 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Mike Huckabee Helping Raise Money for Kentucky Republicans

Republicans running for legislative seats in Kentucky will get some help from former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.

The former Republican presidential candidate will appear at a fundraiser Saturday in Louisville.  Huckabee, who ran for president in 2008, is now a FOX News personality.

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4:23 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Senator Rand Paul Says Entitlements, Not Taxes, Are Key to Balancing Budget

Since taking office, Senator Rand Paul has constantly talked about reducing the national debt. It's also an issue that Congress seemingly discusses for every spending bill, large or small. The economy hasn't escaped this year's presidential race either, with President Barack Obama continuing to champion a plan that includes increased taxes on the wealthy to help pay down some debt.

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1:30 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Tennessee Democrats are Getting Aggressive in Legislative Races

Faced with the possibility of a Republican super majority in both chambers of the Tennessee General Assembly, Democratic candidates are aggressively attacking their opponents in legislative races across the state.

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