Meet the nation's most 'Honest Politician'
July 16th, 2014
01:21 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Meet the nation's most 'Honest Politician'

(CNN) - "Listening to my constituents, legislating, these are things I don't do," faux candidate Gil Fulbright promises viewers in a bitingly satirical campaign ad run by self-described anti-corruption group Represent.Us.

"What I do is spend about 70% of my time raising funds for reelection," he adds.

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Filed under: 2014 • Campaign finance • Kentucky • Mitch McConnell
Fundraising in Kentucky Senate race breaks records
July 15th, 2014
03:59 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Fundraising in Kentucky Senate race breaks records

(CNN) - It's a fundraising showdown in one of the nation's high stakes Senate contest this year.

Democratic challenger Alison Grimes' campaign announced Tuesday it brought in over $4 million in the past three months - the most a senate candidate in the state has raised during a quarter fundraising period - with $6.2 million cash on hand.

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Filed under: 2014 • Alison Lundergan Grimes • Kentucky • Mitch McConnell • Senate
Dueling ads heat up Kentucky Senate race
July 8th, 2014
01:27 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Dueling ads heat up Kentucky Senate race

(CNN) - Alison Lundergan Grimes released her first statewide television ad on Tuesday in Kentucky's highly competitive Senate race, but it won't be the only one Blue Grass state residents see this week.

The Kentucky Opportunity Coalition, an outside group backing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, launched an ad of its own, which questions his Democratic challenger's stance on a number of issues.

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Filed under: 2014 • Kentucky • Mitch McConnell • Senate Race • Senate Republicans
Rand Paul: Kentucky law won't stop him from dual runs in 2016
June 6th, 2014
07:32 AM ET
2 months ago

Rand Paul: Kentucky law won't stop him from dual runs in 2016

(CNN) - Rand Paul said the Kentucky law that prohibits candidates from appearing more than once on a ballot won’t stop him from running for president and his Senate seat in 2016, if he chooses to make a White House bid.

“We do think about it, but ultimately it's not something that will probably deter the process, if we make a decision," the Republican senator told the Associated Press on Thursday.

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Filed under: 2016 • Kentucky • Rand Paul
Grimes: Obama 'targeting Kentucky coal' with new EPA rule
June 4th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
2 months ago

Grimes: Obama 'targeting Kentucky coal' with new EPA rule

(CNN) - Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic Senate nominee in Kentucky, released a radio ad Wednesday slamming President Barack Obama for "pie in the sky regulations" aimed at her state's coal industry.

Grimes has made it a point to draw a bold line between herself and the White House - most recently on the Obama administration's new Environmental Protection Agency rule that would drastically reduce carbon emission from power plants.

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Filed under: 2014 • Alison Lundergan Grimes • Energy • Environmental policy • EPA • Kentucky • Mitch McConnell • President Obama
Rand Paul: I want to return to medicine 'at some point'
May 27th, 2014
03:50 PM ET
2 months ago

Rand Paul: I want to return to medicine 'at some point'

(CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul, who practiced as an ophthalmologist for 17 years before entering Congress, is back at home performing free eye surgery for patients Tuesday.

The Kentucky Republican said it's "an amazing thing to see someone sit up and be able to see better," but he's also keeping up his skills so he can eventually return to the medical field.

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Filed under: Kentucky • Rand Paul
Rand Paul: It's a 'misnomer' to say McConnell isn't conservative
May 23rd, 2014
04:23 PM ET
2 months ago

Rand Paul: It's a 'misnomer' to say McConnell isn't conservative

(CNN) – Rand Paul is defending his relationship with Mitch McConnell after helping his fellow Kentuckian defeat a tea party-backed challenger in a GOP Senate primary.

"I came out of the tea party movement. I'm very concerned about the debt. I'm very concerned about big government," Paul said on Friday. "But I think the misnomer is to think somehow Senator McConnell isn't. That's what his whole entire career has been predicated upon - fighting against big government."
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Filed under: 2014 • Alison Lundergan Grimes • Congress • Kentucky • Mitch McConnell • Rand Paul • Senate
May 21st, 2014
02:32 PM ET
2 months ago

The gloves are off in the marquee Senate battle

(CNN) - Kentucky residents awoke Wednesday to a new wave of negative campaign television commercials.

They're just a taste of things to come over the next five months in what's already a very ugly and expensive Senate contest. When it's all over in November, the Bluegrass showdown could break records and become the most expensive Senate campaign in history.

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May 21st, 2014
07:00 AM ET
2 months ago

Mitch McConnell wins primary in Kentucky; CNN projects he'll face Grimes

Louisville, Kentucky (CNN) - It was billed as the day's marquee primary battle, but in the end it was an easy night for Mitch McConnell.

The five-term senator from Kentucky - who's the top Republican in the chamber - defeated tea party-backed challenger Matt Bevin in Tuesday's primary.

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Filed under: 2014 • Alison Lundergan Grimes • Congress • Kentucky • Matt Bevin • Mitch McConnell • Senate
May 20th, 2014
07:11 PM ET
2 months ago

McConnell, Grimes win GOP primaries in Kentucky, CNN projects

(CNN) – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell bested his tea party-backed rival on Tuesday, cruising to a Republican primary victory in Kentucky, CNN projects.

McConnell will face Alison Lundergan Grimes, who CNN projects will win the Democratic nomination, in November. Grimes, the Kentucky secretary of state, would be its first woman senator.

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Filed under: 2014 • Alison Lundergan Grimes • Kentucky • Mitch McConnell • Senate
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