U.S. Senate

Politics
6:24 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Sen. Mitch McConnell Builds Bridges to Tea Party

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.

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Politics
2:30 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Yarmuth Says Several Democrats Could Unseat McConnell in 2014

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.

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Politics
4:30 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Despite Akin Controversy, McConnell Still Says GOP Chances at Senate Majority Are "50-50"

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.

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Politics
4:24 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Luallen Says She Won't Run Against McConnell

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's profile during her tenure.

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