Rand Paul announces 2016 campaign
May 25th, 2013
12:41 PM ET
11 months ago

Rand Paul announces 2016 campaign

(CNN) - He's running.

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul announced Friday he will be on ballots in November 2016, but he told voters in his home state that they might be the only ones with a chance to vote for him.
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Filed under: Kentucky • Rand Paul
Former Miss America may challenge McConnell
May 22nd, 2013
01:26 PM ET
11 months ago

Former Miss America may challenge McConnell

(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.
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Filed under: Kentucky • Mitch McConnell
April 29th, 2013
03:11 PM ET
12 months ago

Photo: McConnell returns punchline, awaits drink

(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.

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Filed under: Kentucky • Mitch McConnell • President Obama • Twitter
McConnell continues offensive over secret recording
April 18th, 2013
09:29 AM ET
1 year ago

McConnell continues offensive over secret recording

(CNN) - Sen. Mitch McConnell's re-election campaign says it's going up on television Friday with a new television commercial seizing upon last week's news that the Senate minority leader and political operatives were secretly taped at his Louisville, Kentucky headquarters.

The ad, which McConnell's campaign says they'll spend six figures to run statewide in Kentucky on broadcast and cable T.V., tries to link the push by national Democrats to defeat the Senate's top Republican in his re-election bid next year with the controversy over the secret recordings, along with an earlier racial attack on McConnell's wife by a local progressive group.
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Filed under: Kentucky • Mitch McConnell
April 13th, 2013
10:17 AM ET
1 year ago

Democratic official bats down reported twist involving secret tape

(CNN) - It would be the latest strange twist in the story involving actress Ashley Judd, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and a secretly recorded tape of a campaign strategy session.

But the local Democratic official who a Kentucky newspaper reported Saturday would recant at least some of his story tells CNN that the report is not true.
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Filed under: 2014 • Ashley Judd • Kentucky • Mitch McConnell
April 11th, 2013
03:52 PM ET
1 year ago

Kentucky Democratic official claims liberal group behind McConnell tape

(CNN) – An official with a local Democratic Party group alleged Thursday a Kentucky-based liberal organization was responsible for the secretly recorded tapes of Sen. Mitch McConnell plotting campaign strategy.

Jacob Conway, an executive committee member of the Louisville-Jefferson County Democratic Party, told CNN that members of Progress Kentucky admitted to him in February they made the recording. That's the same group behind offensive tweets posted last month targeting McConnell's wife.
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Filed under: Kentucky • Mitch McConnell
Was it 'three times' or 'free time' on McConnell tape?
April 11th, 2013
01:09 PM ET
1 year ago

Was it 'three times' or 'free time' on McConnell tape?

(CNN) – One of the questions to emerge from that secret recording of a Mitch McConnell campaign strategy session is whether it proves the Senate Minority Leader is caught on tape misusing his congressional staff.

The DC-based watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics and Washington has asked the FBI to investigate.
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Filed under: Kentucky • Mitch McConnell
McConnell campaign chief calls recording 'Gestapo' tactics
April 10th, 2013
04:38 PM ET
1 year ago

McConnell campaign chief calls recording 'Gestapo' tactics

(CNN) – Calling the surreptitious recording of a strategy session "Gestapo kind of scare tactics," Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign chief said Wednesday the FBI was continuing their investigation of the audio tapes at the Senate GOP leader's campaign offices.

"The FBI is taking this very seriously," McConnell's campaign manager Jesse Benton said on Mike Huckabee's radio show. "They were at our office for about an hour today. They tell us that they're running down some leads."
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Filed under: Kentucky • Mitch McConnell
April 1st, 2013
09:36 PM ET
1 year ago

Why didn't Ashley Judd run for Senate? Sabotage, adviser says

(CNN) - It would have been one of the most interesting races of the 2014 midterm cycle: Actress Ashley Judd challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky for the seat he has held for nearly three decades.

But Judd decided not to launch a campaign for the Democratic nomination, and her top adviser explained why on Monday: sabotage.
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Filed under: Ashley Judd • Kentucky
March 27th, 2013
05:13 PM ET
1 year ago

Ashley Judd won't run for Senate

(CNN) – Actress and Democrat Ashley Judd, who was openly considering challenging Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell for his Kentucky seat in 2014, announced Wednesday she was "currently unable" to run for public office.

"After serious and thorough contemplation, I realize that my responsibilities & energy at this time need to be focused on my family," Judd wrote on Twitter.
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