McConnell - Lunsford To Meet In November

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has won the GOP Senate primary in Kentucky. Businessman Bruce Lunsford picks up the Democratic primary to advance to matchup with McConnell.

McConnell is seeking a fifth Senate term, and will face Louisville businessmen Bruce Lunsford in November.

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  • by Chris Location: Lexington on May 23, 2008 at 01:59 PM
    Steve, I could not have said it better.
  • by steve Location: irvine on May 22, 2008 at 06:41 PM
    Oh its the little liberals that won the house and senate in 06 and they try to blame republicans ha ha. These kooks has their own problems drag on democratic nomination i mean lib wackos theirs nothing democratic about these communist thugs and yes this is what they are. The oil Companys should have these senators up on the stage and ask why have you nuts sat on your butts and done nothing on a energy policy i will tell you why they are out of touch my friends. Just like libs bring down companys thats what they like to do they do not want you to succeed they like doom and gloom we had a great economy and these libs have talked it down these are stupid global warming fruit cakes people wake up.
  • by For Rececca in Lex Location: Kentucky on May 22, 2008 at 05:19 PM
    Have you ever heard of webster.com? I would be ashamed to post your comment with such horrid mis-spelled words. That's most likely why you are a liberal, no education :(
  • by David Location: Lawrenceburg on May 22, 2008 at 05:17 PM
    I grew up in Isom, Patricia, McConnell and McCain are going to be winners in NOV, BIG winners. Even in a dumbocrat strong hold county like Letcher, McConnell wins everytime, everytime he has ran. Patricia, you are obviously dreaming like the other libs on here. I have a wake up call for you, it's called becoming a Conservative. Wake up Patricia, wake up sleepy.
  • by Cynthia Location: Harlan on May 22, 2008 at 04:34 AM
    Harlan County is Mitch Country. I LOL out the comments on here thinking that lunsford has chance. There is a chance, almost like Obama beating McCain in KY. However, it's NOT gonna happen. Love to the libs cause I can read hate in your hearts.
  • by Christopher Location: Lexington on May 21, 2008 at 07:47 PM
    Dream Liberals Dream. That's all you got against Mitch. A Dream. To think of your candidate would be a nightmare for me so I's glad I'm conservative. LOL!!! Mitch has more in his campaign chest than Lunsford or the DNC will spend. Just wait and if helps, keep dreaming haters.
  • by Matt Location: Lexington on May 21, 2008 at 07:40 PM
    This is why Lunsford is even up against McConnell. Read my facts and you decide if you want the DNC in KY. Washington insiders pushed several potential challengers out of the race. Rather than pick someone on the merits, they dug up a candidate who could "self-fund" or write a personal check to go up against me. Liberal groups like MoveOn, Big Labor, and bitterly partisan national blogs have been running an unofficial campaign against me since 2006. They have had their eyes on my Senate seat since the last election. Throughout the entire campaign, these same liberals have engaged in tasteless and truly unconscionable personal attacks on me. I'm eager to have a civilized debate about the issues -- but name-calling and insults don't help Kentucky voters make a decision. Let's make the best decesion for KY, vote McConnell. Thanks. Matt.
  • by Steve Location: Lexington on May 21, 2008 at 05:23 PM
    I agree that McConnell has a lot of clout in Washington, unfortunately he's used that clout to block important legislation...life-altering legislation from ever being passed because he wasn't paid-off beforehand. He does not have KY's best interests at heart, only his own personal interests. HOWEVER, Lunsford cannot beat him, Mitch is as electable statewide as Hal Rogers is in the 5th District...people automatically vote for them and don't examine what they've REALLY done for/against Kentuckians. Hal Rogers, however, has really brought the cash cow home to his district and lots of jobs, building projects, etc. However, some of the counties in his district (the Democratic ones) have been shafted by him during his years and that is sad. A true public servant helps out all his people, even those who don't like him, and eventually wins them over...but doesn't purposefully hurt anyone out of spite. Mitch does this weekly in the Senate.
  • by Larry Location: Lexington on May 21, 2008 at 11:57 AM
    Lunsford is dreaming, if he thinks McConnel will call him Senator.
  • by patricia Location: isom on May 21, 2008 at 11:33 AM
    The GOP is dead in the water this November, all we have to do is look in our pocket and there is no money left due to the economy that has been created and allowed to erode the very heard of American way of life and isn't Mitch a key player?
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