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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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11:04 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Veteran Kentucky Lawmaker Drops Re-election Bid

Republican state senator Tom Jensen of London is withdrawing his candidacy for re-election this year.  The lawyer of 34 years will instead run for circuit judge in Knox and Laurel counties.

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8:24 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Rand Paul to Speak at 2012 Republican National Convention

U.S. Senator Rand Paul will continue to build his national profile with a speech at the Republican National Convention later this month. A speaking slot at a convention is usually a springboard for wider national appeal. Senator Paul is a rumored running mate for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and a potential presidential candidate in 2016.

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1:21 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Obama Repeat Unlikely in Indiana, Poll Finds

A new poll shows if the presidential election were held today, Barack Obama would lose Indiana, a state he captured toward winning the White House in 2008.  The same survey shows Indiana’s U.S. Senate race too close to call. 

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9:49 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Details about VP Debate at Centre College Being Announced

The format for the vice presidential debate to be held in October at Centre College in Danville has been announced. The non-profit Commission on Presidential Debates says the Oct. 11 debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics over 90 minutes.

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5:40 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Looking Ahead to 2015: Luallen Hints at Kentucky Governor's Race

One of Kentucky's leading Democrats, former state auditor Crit Luallen, is expressing interest in a run for Governor in 2015 while ruling out speculation that she might run for the U.S. Senate.

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11:14 pm
Sat August 4, 2012

Majority of Barbs at 2012 Fancy Farm Aimed at Those Who Aren't Present

The absence of many Democrats gave Republicans plenty of fodder at this year's Fancy Farm Picnic. Republicans from U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell down to local legislative candidates took shots at state Democrats and President Barack Obama throughout the event.

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2:11 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Tennessee's Democratic U.S. Senate Nominee Disavowed as Member of Anti-Gay Group

The Tennessee Democratic Party is disavowing its U.S. Senate nominee, saying he’s associated with a “known hate group.” Mark Clayton won Thursday’s seven-way Democratic primary with 30% of the vote.

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4:21 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Incumbents Win in Tennessee Congressional Races

Freshmen U.S. Representatives Chuck Fleischmann and Diane Black have prevailed in their hard fought Republican primary campaigns.

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7:37 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Corker Wins GOP Primary in Tennessee, Has Big War Chest Heading Into Fall

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)

Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker has fended off four challengers in a Republican primary to win his party's nomination for a second term. The former Chattanooga mayor faced a much easier time in his re-election bid than he did when he ran in 2006. Then he had a tough primary against two former congressmen and narrowly defeated former Democratic U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. in an even-more bruising general election campaign.

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