Mitch McConnell

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6:43 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Democrats Assail McConnell At Annual Dinner

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky Democrats still don't have a champion to challenge Republican Mitch McConnell, but they made him the target of their dinnertime verbal jabs Thursday night.

They flung rhetorical barbs at the U.S. Senate minority leader they hope to oust in next year's election during their annual Wendell Ford Dinner in Louisville.

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2:50 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

McConnell Unveils Measure To Help Coal Industry

PIKEVILLE, Ky. -- Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has unveiled legislation aimed at forcing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to expedite the process for coal companies seeking permits to open new mines.

McConnell told about 100 people gathered inside a mining equipment sales shop in Pikeville that he intends to file the legislation next week in response to thousands of jobs that have been lost in the Kentucky coalfields.

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1:35 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Liberal Group Blasts McConnell For Pro-Gun Stance

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A liberal political group is using an al-Qaeda recruitment video in a TV ad attacking Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on his pro-gun stance.

Americans United for Change is spending only $5,000 to run the spot on three Lexington TV stations. But it drew a stern rebuke from McConnell campaign manager Jesse Benton.

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4:55 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Progress Kentucky Super PAC Suspected In McConnell Leak

Sen. Mitch McConnell speaks in Lexington while protesters affiliated with Progress Kentucky rally outside
Credit Josh James / WUKY

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A secret recording of a campaign strategy session with U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and his advisors was taped by leaders of the Progress Kentucky super PAC, says a longtime local Democratic operative.

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8:43 am
Wed March 13, 2013

McConnell to Begin Airing His First Campaign Ad Thursday

Former U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao and Sen. Mitch McConnell
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FRANKFORT, Ky. - U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell is expected to get an early start on a re-election campaign by airing his first TV and radio ad on Thursday.
 
McConnell campaign manager Jesse Benton confirmed the ad buys on Tuesday.

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4:06 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Planned Parenthood Ad Takes Aim At Sen. McConnell

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Planned Parenthood is targeting U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell in a TV ad released on Friday. The advertisement criticizes the senate minority leader on a number of fronts.

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12:25 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

McConnell Weighs In Before State Of The Union

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Kentucky U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell may not be delivering tonight’s Republican response to the State of the Union Address, but he is issuing a few challenges to President Obama ahead of the speech.

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6:01 pm
Sat February 2, 2013

McConnell Says He's Ready For 2014 Challenges

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A feisty Mitch McConnell promised to take the fight to any opponent as the Senate's top Republican got a head start on a 2014 re-election campaign that could squeeze him between challenges from his own party as well as from Democrats.

Kentucky's longest-serving senator opened a campaign office in his hometown of Louisville on Saturday, about a year earlier than in his previous campaigns. It was a clear message to critics as he vowed to wage the "biggest and best campaign this state has ever seen."

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3:09 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Sen. McConnell Endorses Hemp

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Kentucky’s most influential Republican, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, is throwing his weight behind the movement to legalize hemp production in the state.

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3:34 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Sen. McConnell Draws Praise, Protest In Lexington

Sen. McConnell greets luncheon attendees (left) and protesters chant anti-McConnell slogans outside Rupp (right).
Credit Josh James / WUKY

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell received a standing ovation at a Commerce Lexington Luncheon Friday, but it was a different scene outside the Convention Center.

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