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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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Hemp movement gains new leader

Posted: 06/15/2013 - Efforts to revive the industrial hemp crop here in Kentucky will be spear-headed by a new chairman.

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Former Miss America unhappy with GOP attack

Posted: 05/29/2013 - 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.

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Tea party wins round in health care reform lawsuit

Posted: 05/23/2013 - The tea party has won the first round in a lawsuit that questions the legality of the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange that Gov. Steve Beshear set up last year by executive order.

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Garmer not ruling out Senate run

Posted: 05/18/2013 - Former Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman Bill Garmer says he may run for U.S. Senate next year against Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell.

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Obama raises cash for Dems in New York

Posted: 05/13/2013 - NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama says he thought he might be able to break through Washington gridlock and partisanship when he won elections in 2008 and 2012, but it hasn't happened yet.

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Top agriculture official visits Washington about growing hemp

Posted: 05/11/2013 - Kentucky's Agriculture Commissioner James Comer visited Washington D.C. Friday. The Lexington Herald Leader reports Comer met with federal agencies, Republican leaders and White House officials about the possibility of Kentucky growing hemp.

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Lawmakers ready to talk legislative redistricting

Posted: 05/01/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Pressure is beginning to mount to call lawmakers back to Frankfort this year for a special legislative session on political redistricting.

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Rand Paul endorses Sanford, Dems launch another attack

Posted: 04/30/2013 - A week before the special election in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District, House Democrats launched another ad attacking former Gov. Mark Sanford's personal indiscretions. Sanford, meanwhile, picked up the endorsement of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who is considering a run for president.

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