Updated 4:09 p.m. ET, 7/23
(CNN) – As Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell fends off attacks from the left in his 2014 Senate campaign, the Kentucky senator will now have to beat back an opponent from the right. But McConnell wasted no time in pushing back against his new primary challenger
Louisville businessman Matt Bevin announced Wednesday he'll take on McConnell in a Republican primary, saying the five-term incumbent has been in office long enough.
Updated 1:50 p.m. ET, 7/22
(CNN) - After months of speculation, Republican Matt Bevin will announce Wednesday whether he'll take on the Senate's most powerful Republican in a GOP primary for next year's election.
Bevin, a Louisville, Kentucky businessman with tea party ties, has been considering a possible challenge against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Updated 1:41 p.m. ET
Washington (CNN) – They're the top two ranked Republicans in the U.S. Senate, and they're both running for re-election next year.
And now, both Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn of Texas have both reached out to veterans of the grassroots conservative movement to run their re-election campaigns.
(CNN) - The first website dedicated to Alison Lundergan Grimes' Democratic challenge to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell had no connection to the candidate. Instead it belonged to the GOP.
Two days after Kentucky's secretary of state announced Monday that she would launch a bid to take on the five-term senator, GrimesForSenate.org went up online, courtesy of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
(CNN) - It's game on in Kentucky, in what could end up being the most expensive and nasty 2014 Senate race in the country.
One day after Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, who many in the Democratic party consider their best hope to unseat Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in next year's midterm elections, announced that she'll challenge the longtime GOP senator, and the emails from both sides are flying.
Updated at 6:24 p.m. ET on Monday, July 1
(CNN) - National Democrats have landed their candidate to face off against Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.
Kentucky's Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, who many in the party consider their best hope to try and unseat McConnell in next year's midterm elections, announced Monday that she will form a campaign in the next two weeks.
(CNN) – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's re-election is still a long way away, but the ad wars in the Kentucky Republican's 2014 bid for a sixth term in the Senate started early and continue to simmer.
Two independent pro-Democratic groups announced Thursday that they were teaming up to launch a "30 years is too long" campaign that targets McConnell. The groups, the Senate Majority PAC and Patriot Majority USA, say their efforts include TV, radio and digital ads, as well as a new website, to argue that "it's time for a switch."
(CNN) – Ashley Judd is out, but Democrats in Kentucky may have another star on their Senate ticket in November.
Heather French Henry, who won the Miss America pageant in 1999, said she's considering a bid but hasn't made a final decision quite yet.
(CNN) – Mr. President: Mitch McConnell is ready to have that drink.
The Senate Minority Leader's campaign team posted a photo on Twitter of McConnell sitting at a bar with an empty seat and two drinks.