Grimes edges out McConnell in Senate cash battle
April 15th, 2014
01:15 PM ET
1 week ago

Grimes edges out McConnell in Senate cash battle

(CNN) - Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes out raised Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell during the first three months of this year, but the five-term senator still holds a more than two-to-one advantage over his Democratic challenger when it comes to money in the bank.

The Senate battle in the Bluegrass State could turn into the most expensive and most bitter contest this year.

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Filed under: 2014 • Alison Lundergan Grimes • Kentucky • Matt Bevin • Mitch McConnell • Senate
March 28th, 2014
08:00 AM ET
4 weeks ago

Challenger hopes to score off McConnell's campaign foul

(CNN) - Mitch McConnell's conservative primary challenger is hoping to score some points off of a highly publicized mistake by the Senate Minority Leader's re-election team.

Louisville businessman Matt Bevin, hoping to boost his underdog challenge against McConnell in Kentucky's May Republican primary, is going up with a TV commercial Friday that pokes fun at web video released earlier this week by the senator's campaign that included a clip of a team wearing blue uniforms celebrating a national championship in men's basketball. The major problem was that the team wasn't the Kentucky Wildcats, but instead the Duke University Blue Devils. There's little love among Kentucky college basketball fans for the powerhouse Atlantic Coast Conference school from North Carolina.

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Filed under: 2014 • Kentucky • Matt Bevin • Mitch McConnell
Sunday chatter:  D.C. drama is a 'House of Cards'
February 16th, 2014
06:36 PM ET
2 months ago

Sunday chatter: D.C. drama is a 'House of Cards'

(CNN) - What do Hillary Clinton, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and Ted Cruz have in common? It’s the characteristics they share with “House of Cards” characters.

They were also the main topics on the Sunday talk shows.

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Matt Bevin • Mitch McConnell • Ted Cruz
McConnell's GOP primary challenger gets a conservative endorsement
October 18th, 2013
01:06 PM ET
6 months ago

McConnell's GOP primary challenger gets a conservative endorsement

(CNN) - The man looking to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in a GOP primary has earned the endorsement of a major conservative super PAC, an endorsement that comes on the heels of a deal McConnell brokered ending the partial government shutdown.

McConnell did himself few favors with some in the conservative base by ushering in a last-minute bargain Wednesday reopening the government and raising the nation's borrowing authority while earning only cosmetic changes to Obamacare.
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Filed under: Matt Bevin • Mitch McConnell
McConnell hits opponent over LinkedIn profile
August 20th, 2013
09:38 AM ET
8 months ago

McConnell hits opponent over LinkedIn profile

(CNN) – Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign is seizing on a change made earlier this year in his conservative challenger's LinkedIn profile after a report stated Matt Bevin had misleading information on his online resume.

In March, The Hill reported that Bevin, a businessman with tea party ties, led readers of his profile to believe he graduated from a program affiliated with the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Filed under: 2014 • Matt Bevin • Mitch McConnell • Senate
August 5th, 2013
09:47 AM ET
9 months ago

Sparks fly in Senate race at Kentucky's Fancy Farm picnic



(CNN) -
It's one of the country's hallmark political slugfests. And on Saturday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was dealt a large portion of the blows.

At Kentucky's annual Fancy Farm picnic, politicians from the state gather at the event hosted by St. Jerome's Catholic Church in Graves County, tucked away in the southwest corner of the Blue Grass State.
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Filed under: 2014 • Alison Lundergan Grimes • Kentucky • Matt Bevin • Mitch McConnell • Senate
Primary challenger to top Senate Republican lands conservative endorsement
July 29th, 2013
08:39 AM ET
9 months ago

Primary challenger to top Senate Republican lands conservative endorsement

Washington (CNN) - One day before the Democratic challenger to Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky formally kicks off her campaign, the candidate who's launched a conservative primary challenge to the top Republican in the U.S. Senate has landed an important endorsement.

The Madison Project PAC, a national conservative PAC that helps elect candidates, on Monday will endorse Matt Bevin's 2014 bid for the Senate against McConnell, who's served nearly three decades and is running for a sixth term in office next year.
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Filed under: Kentucky • Matt Bevin • Mitch McConnell
Conservative challenger takes on top Senate Republican
July 24th, 2013
10:48 AM ET
9 months ago

Conservative challenger takes on top Senate Republican

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.
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Filed under: 2014 • Congress • Kentucky • Matt Bevin • Mitch McConnell • Senate