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CJ: Endorsements | Four for state House

Local races for the Kentucky House of Representatives offer an interesting mix this year of newcomers, old timers and in one race, a son challenging the legislator who defeated his father in 1990. Here’s a look at four contested House seats on the ballot Nov. 4. Full Article: www.courier-journal.com/story/opinion/editorials/2014/10/22/four-state-house/17679993/

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IL: McConnell paid former campaign manager

McConnell paid former campaign manager tied to bribery scandal nearly $100,000 after his role diminished and disappeared When Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager Jesse Benton abruptly resigned in late August amidst revelations of apparent ties to an Iowa bribery scandal, the campaign assured reporters that Benton had not been very involved with the campaign since that May’s …

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CJ: Endorsement | Alison Grimes for Senate

Kentucky stands at a critical threshold as its U.S. Senate election approaches. On Nov. 4, voters could choose the familiar persona of Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell, 72, who is seeking a sixth Senate term after 30 years in office. Or Kentuckians can risk crossing the threshold into the future by voting for a young, relatively …

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538: After The Midterms, The Diversity Gap In The House Will Be Wider Than Ever

Last week BuzzFeed reported that backers of Rep. Steve Southerland had thrown the Florida Republican a men-only fundraiser earlier this year. The invitation came complete with instructions that attendees should “tell the missus not to wait up” because “the after dinner whiskey and cigars will… http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/after-the-midterms-the-diversity-gap-in-the-house-will-be-wider-than-ever/

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AP: Madeline Albright Endorses Grimes For Senate

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has endorsed Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. Albright was the first woman to become Secretary of State when former President Bill Clinton appointed her in 1997. She also served on former President Jimmy Carter’s National Security Council.   http://www.jrn.com/newschannel5/news/politics/Madeline-Albright-Endorses-Grimes-For-Senate-272719051.html

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YH: Bill Clinton rallies Kentucky Senate race voters

U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes turned to Bill Clinton on Wednesday to help insulate her from an unpopular Democratic president who is dragging down her support in the traditional Democratic stronghold of eastern Kentucky. “I love Kentucky,” Clinton told the crowd of nearly 1,000 people in the heart of coal country. “You’ve been good …

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Cosmopolitan Endorses Alison Lundergan Grimes for Senate

A fearless pro-choice challenger to one of the most ruthless and powerful Republicans in the Senate, Alison Lundergan Grimes is a bit of bright feminist hope in a largely red state — and although she’s facing a tough race, she might just have a chance if Kentucky women turn out for her…. http://www.cosmopolitan.com/politics/news/a30866/alison-lundergan-grimes-kentucky-senate-endorsement/

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KY: Kentucky House incumbents face stiff challenges

The first priority for Democrats and Republicans in their quest to rule the Kentucky House for the next two years is to defend the turf they already hold. It won’t be easy. Several incumbents from both parties are facing stiff challenges in the Nov. 4 elections. As Republicans and Democrats fight over control of the …

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IL: Obamacare, Grimes, and the campaign that wasn’t there

Brothers & Sisters, we MUST begin discussions about our role in the future of our Party in this state, our responsibilities to our constituencies, and whether the current state of politics in KY presents a moral imperative to address issues demanding attention within the Party– in my humble opinion. – State Representative Reggie Meeks 42nd District   …

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