Potential McConnell challenger to announce Senate decision
July 22nd, 2013
10:22 AM ET
1 year ago

Potential McConnell challenger to announce Senate decision

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.
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Filed under: Kentucky • Mitch McConnell • Senate
Senate GOP leaders look outside as they run for re-election
Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas
July 11th, 2013
01:29 PM ET
1 year ago

Senate GOP leaders look outside as they run for re-election

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.
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Filed under: 2014 • John Cornyn • Kentucky • Mitch McConnell • Senate • Texas
Web wars start early in crucial 2014 Senate battle
July 5th, 2013
02:22 PM ET
1 year ago

Web wars start early in crucial 2014 Senate battle

(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.
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Filed under: 2014 • Alison Lundergan Grimes • Kentucky • Mitch McConnell • Senate
McConnell vs. Grimes: Let's get ready to rumble
Sen. Mitch McConnell released a video Tuesday bashing Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.
July 2nd, 2013
03:12 PM ET
1 year ago

McConnell vs. Grimes: Let's get ready to rumble

(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.
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McConnell gets an opponent, and Dems land candidate
July 1st, 2013
04:35 PM ET
1 year ago

McConnell gets an opponent, and Dems land candidate

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.
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Filed under: 2014 • Kentucky • Mitch McConnell • Senate
New Democratic ad says it's time for McConnell to go
June 20th, 2013
09:26 AM ET
1 year ago

New Democratic ad says it's time for McConnell to go

(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."
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Filed under: Kentucky • Mitch McConnell • Senate
Rand Paul announces 2016 campaign
May 25th, 2013
12:41 PM ET
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
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