Bill That Would Allow Paul To Run For President Without Giving Up Senate Seat Advances In Ky. Senate Committee
Republican Senate leaders in Kentucky cheered a bipartisan vote Wednesday that advanced a bill to let Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul run for president without automatically giving up his Senate seat – but Democratic leaders in the House warned it was not a sign the bill has enough support to become law.
Republican lawmaker from Kentucky wants to clarify state law which prevents someone from running for multiple political offices.
With a ruling on Virginia’s ban on gay marriages pending, the Virginia Attorney General’s Office asked a federal judge to take note of a recent ruling in Kentucky that said the state must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.
A federal judge has ruled that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, striking down part of the state ban.
Kentucky’s U.S. senators and its five Republican congressmen joined Monday in a legal fight before the U.S. Supreme Court, filing a brief that challenges environmental regulations on coal-fired power plants.
McConnell tells Fox’s Neil Cavuto his earlier criticism was aimed at he group challenging him in next year’s primary.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared before Kentucky’s most influential agricultural group on Saturday to explain his vote against a proposed new farm bill, saying the legislation had been overtaken by a too-generous food stamp program that overshadows actual farm policy.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell largely ignored his challengers at Kentucky’s premier political showdown Saturday, aiming his criticism instead at President Barack Obama while touting his GOP leadership role.
A tea party challenger signaled on Monday that he intends to take on Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in next year’s GOP primary in Kentucky.
To cover his political flank, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has forged an alliance with Tea Party darling Rand Paul, picked up support from other national Tea Party leaders and brought in a campaign manager from the upper echelons of the tea party movement.