Democratic Polls Show Mitch McConnell Narrowly Losing

By: Friday August 2, 2013 12:29 pm

If two new polls done for Democratically aligned groups and Democrat challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes are to be believed then Senator Mitch McConnell (R) is currently narrowly trailing in his Kentucky re-election bid. A PPP poll commissioned Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) and Democracy For America (DFA) found that Grimes with 45 percent compared to [...]

How Staggered Senate Elections Are Causing a Serious Headache for Mitch McConnell

By: Friday July 5, 2013 11:49 am

Democrats are surprisingly excited that Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes decided to challenge Mitch McConnell (R) in next year’s Senate race. While she is technically a top tier recruit, if this were a normal election cycle or if all Senate races took place the same year, this announcement would not garner the same [...]

Rand Paul Endorses Mitch McConnell

By: Thursday March 28, 2013 11:28 am

It is shaping up to be a very good day for Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Ashley Judd decided not to run and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has endorsed his re-election effort. From the Daily Caller: The Daily Caller has learned that Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul is endorsing Sen. Mitch McConnell for re-election [...]

KY Sen: Ashley Judd Won’t Run

By: Thursday March 28, 2013 10:00 am

What was shaping up to be one of the most entertaining elections of 2014 is not going to happen. After seriously examining the possibility of challenging Sen. Mitch McConnell (R), Ashley Judd decided not to run. Judd broke the news last night on her website saying, “It would be the greatest honor of my life [...]

KY Sen: Rep. Yarmuth Believes Ashley Judd Will Likely Run

By: Monday February 25, 2013 1:19 pm

It is starting to look more and more likely that actress Ashley Judd will run against Mitch McConnell (R) for the Kentucky Senate seat next year. Democratic John Yarmuth, who represents Kentucky’s third congressional district, seems pretty convinced she will run and is laying the groundwork needed for a serious campaign. From ABC News: [Ashely [...]

State Elections Preview for November 8, 2011

By: Monday November 7, 2011 1:11 pm

Tomorrow is election day in several states and municipalities around the country. In three states control of the state legislature hangs in the balance. Here is a preview of what is worth watching. Iowa – Democrats’ narrow control of the Iowa State Senate hangs on the result of the special election in Iowa Senate District [...]

KY-06: Ben Chandler Wins Re-Election

By: Friday November 12, 2010 6:27 pm

Kentucky’s 6th District was one of the closest House contests this year. The official re-canvasing left incumbent Democrat Ben Chandler with a 648-vote lead over his Republican opponent, Andy Barr. The re-canvasing resulted in the net gain of a single vote for Chandler. After seeing the result of the re-canvasing, Barr decided to concede. From [...]

KY Sen: Paul Well in Front in Latest Poll, Will Likely Be Winner Next Week

By: Tuesday October 26, 2010 11:44 am

For over a month now, Republican Rand Paul has managed to maintain a modest lead over Democrat Jack Conway in the Kentucky open Senate race, and with only a week left until the election, signs point to a Paul victory. PPP is out with a new poll showing Paul with a 13 point lead. PPP [...]

KY Sen: New Poll Finds Conway Surging Ahead of Paul

By: Friday August 20, 2010 4:55 pm

There is some good news for Democrat Jack Conway. The latest Braun Research/CN2 poll (PDF) of likely voters in Kentucky has him roughly a half-point ahead of his Republican opponent Rand Paul, making the race effectively tied (rounding brings the margin up to a point). Braun Research (PDF) (8/16-18) Jack Conway 42 Rand Paul 41 [...]

What If People Actually Vote for Hard-Right, Tea Party Republicans?

By: Wednesday August 4, 2010 10:01 am

There has been much hope–or dread, depending on which party you support–that the embrace of arch-conservative and Tea Party-backed candidates in contest primaries could seriously cost the Republican Party several Senate seats this November. By my count, the GOP could lose at least five Senate race as a result of embracing a more conservative challenger [...]

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