May 21st, 2014
07:00 AM ET
4 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
Poll: Democrats competitive in key southern showdowns
May 12th, 2014
11:24 AM ET
4 months ago

Poll: Democrats competitive in key southern showdowns

(CNN) - New polls in three southern states with crucial Senate contests this year indicate that Democrats remain very competitive as they try to keep control of the chamber.

But another new survey suggests that Republicans nationwide have a ten point advantage over Democrats when it comes to voter enthusiasm.

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Filed under: 2014 • Alison Lundergan Grimes • Arkansas • Georgia • Kentucky • Mark Pryor • Matt Bevin • Michelle Nunn • Mitch McConnell • Poll • Senate • Senate Primaries • Senate Race • Tom Cotton
May 4th, 2014
10:58 AM ET
5 months ago

The 'Inside Politics' Forecast: Will the Tea Party be 'humiliated' in the primaries?

CNN's John King and other top political reporters empty out their notebooks each Sunday on "Inside Politics" to reveal five things that will be in the headlines in the days, weeks and months ahead.

While much of political Washington was recovering from “prom night” – the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner – our ‘Inside Politics’ family was up early to get you ahead of the big political stories to come.

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Grimes, McConnell pick horses in Kentucky Derby
May 3rd, 2014
01:18 PM ET
5 months ago

Grimes, McConnell pick horses in Kentucky Derby

(CNN) – The political horse race between Sen. Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes takes on a different meaning Saturday, as the Senate candidates picked different favorites for the Kentucky Derby.

McConnell, the Kentucky Republican and Senate Minority Leader, picked "Ride on Curlin," according to his campaign.

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Grimes edges out McConnell in Senate cash battle
April 15th, 2014
01:15 PM ET
5 months 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
6 months 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
7 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
11 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
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