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McConnell runs radio ad blaming Dems for shutdown

Posted: 10/11/2013 - Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell is running a new radio ad in his home state blaming Democrats for the government shutdown and pledging to donate his pay to charity until the dispute is resolved.

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Rand Paul to speak at Ark. GOP event

Posted: 10/07/2013 - The GOP on Monday announced that the freshman Kentucky senator and potential 2016 presidential hopeful will speak at the Hot Springs Convention Center on Dec. 6. General admission tickets will be sold for $50 and will go on sale Oct. 22 through Ticketmaster.

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McConnell criticized for involvement in court case

Posted: 10/04/2013 - Non-profit groups Public Campaign Action Fund and USAction on Friday launched a television ad across much of Kentucky. The 30-second ad bashes McConnell's role in asking the court to strike down limits on campaign contributions.

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McConnell reaches out to women, shows softer side

Posted: 08/30/2013 - Senator Mitch McConnell spoke Friday in Louisville at a campaign event that drew women from across the state, tearing up at one point when a campaign aide talked about her young son's fight against cancer.

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State projects meager General Fund income growth

Posted: 08/15/2013 - Top state budget staffers are predicting meager revenue growth over the next two years in the General Fund and a slight decline in the Road Fund, largely because of Kentucky's slow rebound from economic recession.

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VIDEO - Watch Rand Paul on "CBS This Morning"

Posted: 08/14/2013 - Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R) said that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and others who are critical of Libertarians within the Republican Party are making a mistake, in an interview that was broadcast live, today, August 13, 2013 on CBS THIS MORNING (7:00-9:00 AM) on the CBS Television Network.

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Bevin accuses McConnell of mudslinging in new ad

Posted: 08/08/2013 - Republican Matt Bevin is challenging McConnell in next year's GOP primary. The two have been trading political punches on Kentucky television stations for weeks already.

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McConnell criticizes VA for claims backlog

Posted: 07/22/2013 - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says a backlog of disability claims handled by the Veterans Affairs Department is a "national disgrace."

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Grimes distances herself from Obama on key issues

Posted: 07/18/2013 - Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes spoke to reporters in Louisville after giving a speech to a large gathering of county leaders from across Kentucky. She announced her candidacy earlier this month.

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Palumbo enters field vying for sixth district Democratic nomination

Posted: 07/18/2013 - The race to try and unseat sixth district Republican Congressman Andy Barr is beginning to take shape with another Democrat entering the field. Lexington business man Joe Palumbo announced Thursday morning he is a candidate for the Democratic nomination.

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Yarmuth predicts hard-hitting campaign by Grimes

Posted: 07/17/2013 - U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth said Monday that Alison Lundergan Grimes will soon take the fight to McConnell in what's shaping up as the most costly race ever in Kentucky.

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McConnell & Grimes to attend Fancy Farm picnic

Posted: 07/17/2013 - The Fancy Farm picnic will be the backdrop for an early face-off between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is kicking off her campaign just a few days before the event.

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Grimes announces U.S. Senate run

Updated: 07/01/2013 - There had been speculation for months as to whether or not she would make a run for McConnell's seat.

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Rand Paul testing 2016 waters during SC visit

Posted: 06/28/2013 - Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says he's hoping to show people in the early presidential primary state of South Carolina that he can appeal to a broad audience.

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High court strikes down federal marriage provision

Updated: 06/26/2013 - The court invalidated a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act Wednesday that has prevented married gay couples from receiving a range of tax, health and retirement benefits that are generally available to married people.

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US Attorney recused from McConnell taping case

Posted: 06/21/2013 - U.S. Attorney David Hale says was recused from the case by the Justice Department after his name had been mentioned publicly as a possible federal judicial nominee.

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