Potential Candidate http://wuky.org en Former Miss America Unhappy With GOP Attack http://wuky.org/post/former-miss-america-unhappy-gop-attack <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Former Miss America Heather French Henry has voiced her displeasure with a GOP statement calling her a "bottom-of-the-barrel pick" to run for U.S. Senate against Republican Mitch McConnell.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">French Henry said in a blog post on Wednesday that she'll make a decision on the race soon.</span></p> Wed, 29 May 2013 16:39:57 +0000 Associated Press 32227 at http://wuky.org Former Miss America Unhappy With GOP Attack Strategy Could Give Grimes Shot At U-S Senate http://wuky.org/post/strategy-could-give-grimes-shot-u-s-senate <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes could be a strong challenger in next year's U.S. Senate race if she runs as a Washington outsider against both Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and President Barack Obama.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">University of Kentucky political scientist Ernie Yanarella said if Grimes decides to get into the race she will have to set herself apart from Obama, particularly on the coal industry that has proven so influential in Kentucky politics.</span></p> Sun, 12 May 2013 23:44:58 +0000 Associated Press 31381 at http://wuky.org Strategy Could Give Grimes Shot At U-S Senate Beshear Reiterates He Won't Be Taking On McConnell http://wuky.org/post/beshear-reiterates-he-wont-be-taking-mcconnell <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Gov. Steve Beshear says he won't run against U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell despite encouragement from lots of people do so.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">Beshear told reporters at a Capitol press conference Monday that Democratic leaders continue to urge him to run next year. But the second-term governor reiterated he won't seek election to any other office.</span></p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 16:29:20 +0000 Associated Press 30077 at http://wuky.org Beshear Reiterates He Won't Be Taking On McConnell