Sen. Mitch McConnell
U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes turned to Bill Clinton on Wednesday to help insulate her from an unpopular Democratic president who is dragging down her support in the traditional Democratic stronghold of eastern Kentucky.
Republicans are predicted to take the Senate in November, with a 51-49 seat edge that could be increased or decreased by two points if the election were held today.
Congressional Republican leaders on Thursday blasted President Barack Obama’s emergency spending request for the border crisis, saying Obama caused the problem and now wants Congress to sign off on more of the same.
Biggest obstacle is Mitch McConnell amendment that would block new regulation of existing coal plants.
The Democratic candidate in Kentucky’s Senate race is calling on Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign following reports of problems at health care facilities nationwide.
U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell has challenged Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes to three debates.
A bid by supporters of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline to force a vote on the controversial project fell apart Wednesday amid partisan bickering over how the vote should be conducted.
Former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell’s opposition to raising the minimum wage is reason enough for Kentuckians to replace the five-term incumbent with Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, a longtime Clinton family friend.
Republican senators are attacking GOP challengers earlier and more aggressively than in past elections, including using opposition research to try to knock out upstart rivals before they become serious threats.
Democrats dream of driving U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell into retirement this year, ridding President Barack Obama of one of his fiercest opponents. Tea partyers have the same dream, but they say the Senate’s Republican leader actually is too accommodating to Democrats.