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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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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CN2: McConnell and Grimes trade jabs between answers at Farm Bureau candidate forum

In the first exchange of ideas between the two candidates in the Kentucky U.S. Senate race, Kentucky U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes stuck to campaign messages during a discussion on agriculture issues.

At the 2014 Farm Bureau “Measure the Candidates” forum, McConnell and Grimes were asked about issues ranging from agriculture policy to the Affordable Care Act Wednesday in Louisville.

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