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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Mitch McConnell’

Affordable Care Act Touted by Kentucky Governor Ahead of Grimes and McConnell Faceoff

In a letter dated October 28 and sent to all Kynect enrollees in Kentucky, Democratic Governor Steve Beshear got a message to voters in the Bluegrass State that could help Alison Lundergan Grimes in her race against Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell. While the letter does serve the understandable official purpose of informing current enrollees about the upcoming open enrollment period, …

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Alison Lundergan Grimes Sues Mitch McConnell Over Alleged Voter Suppression

With Election Day at a distance that can be realistically talked about in terms of hours away, incumbent Senator from Kentucky Mitch McConnell and challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes are pulling out all the stops to get the edge they each need to win over the other. McConnell’s campaign war chest, previously bragged about as eclipsing Grimes’, got so low that …

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Obamacare: Mitch McConnell Wants It Gone

Republican Senator Mitch McConnell is in the midst of a fiercely competitive re-election campaign in his home state of Kentucky against Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. However, the 72-year-old Minority Leader of the Senate is already talking about the future of Obamacare should he win in the upcoming election. McConnell recently told Fox News this week that taking aim at the …

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Alison Lundergan Grimes “Won’t Be Bullied” By Mitch McConnell

Alison Lundergan Grimes spoke at a news conference recently while on the campaign trail in Kentucky, and is getting positive feedback from political correspondents for her willingness to relax a bit rather than sticking to the topics she’s already covered. Grimes also responded to Mitch McConnell’s recent attack ads, which focus on her refusal to divulge whether she voted for …

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Elizabeth Warren Student Loan Bill Up for Senate Vote Wednesday

Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has been working on behalf of Americans with student loan debt since she took office in 2012. The first bill the freshman senator ever filed, back in May 2013, was designed to offer new, shockingly-low student loan interest rates at a time when, barring Congressional action, the rate on federally backed Stafford loans was set to double …

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Alison Lundergan Grimes: Obama’s Candidate?

Kentucky Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes will be watched like a hawk for the next few months, and you can bet she knows it. Grimes, who currently serves as Kentucky’s Secretary of State, easily won the Democratic primary on Tuesday and will advance to face long-time senator and incumbent Mitch McConnell in November’s general election. Grimes seeks to unseat McConnell as …

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Alison Lundergan Grimes Releases Her First General Election TV Ad

Allison Lundergan Grimes locked-in the Democratic nomination for Kentucky’s senate seat on Tuesday. Now the candidate is starting her media blitz in earnest. Grimes’ campaign this week released the candidate’s first general election TV ad. Titled “A Moment” the ad does not feature the hand-shaking and flag-waving that characterizes many early campaign commercials. Instead, Grimes directly addresses voters, distancing herself …

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Mitch McConnell Whips Tea Party Darling

Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader and senior U.S. Senator from Kentucky, has successfully fended off a primary challenge from Tea Party hopeful Matt Bevin. This could be a significant harbinger of things to come for the Tea Party faction of the Grand Old Party. The last time the Tea Party rallied in Kentucky, it resulted in the primary election of …

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Mitch McConnell Duke Faux Pas Leads to NCAA Probe

When Josh Wolford told us yesterday about Mitch McConnell’s embarrassing campaign ad faux pas, the one with a shot of Duke basketball players where he obviously meant to show UK players, the joke train was working up a head of steam in Kentucky. McConnell’s presumptive Democrat opponent in the Senate race, Alison Grimes, tweeted out to everyone: “KY, as your …

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Mitch McConnell Ad Hits YouTube with Duke Championship Footage

A new ad for Senator Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign hit YouTube today, and it features one of the most egregious errors that a politician can make in the state of Kentucky: glorifying Duke basketball. For about a second, the new ad shows Duke’s Jon Scheyer and Lance Thomas embracing after winning the 2010 National Championship. If you remember, that’s when …

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Roger Daltrey, of The Who, Performs at US Capitol

This Wednesday, Congressional leaders such as John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, and Harry Reid convened at the Capitol Building in order to conduct business of the utmost importance – dedicating a statue to Winston Churchill. In 2011, to mark the 70th anniversary of Churchill’s address to Congress in December of 1941 (after the bombing of Pearl Harbor), John Boehner …

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Senate Votes Against Fourth House Plan

In a completely non-startling move, the Senate voted against a fourth plan put forth by the House to defund Obamacare in order to stop the government shutdown. The deadline to actually avoid the shutdown came at midnight last night. When America woke up this morning, it realized that Congress was still plagued by ineptitude, and the government had indeed shutdown. …

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