Kentucky Governor’s Race Now Rated ‘Pure Tossup’
Meanwhile, down in Kentucky, things are looking surprisingly good for GOP gubernatorial nominee Matt Bevin and surprisingly ominous for the Democrats, who hope to keep control of the governor’s mansion. Stu Rothenberg concludes:
The bulk of the campaign is still …
Change is afoot in Kentucky.
Senator Rand Paul, who has spoken at length about Republicans’ need to reach out to previously hostile constituencies, appears to be on the verge of persuading the Bluegrass State GOP to shift from a presidential …
Chuck Todd on Grimes: ‘I Think She Disqualified Herself.’
The gang at MSNBC’s Morning Joe rips into Democratic Senate candidate Allison Lundergan Grimes for refusing to say whether she voted for Barack Obama or not:
Kentuckians expect her to cast a tough vote on anything? Is she …
‘These Are Serious Times.’
The reelection campaign of Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, declaring “these are serious times.”
After a series of polls showing Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race trending for incumbent Mitch McConnell, Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes has released a …
Get Ready for a Rough-and-Tumble GOP Primary in Kentucky
Moments before Lousiville businesman Matt Bevin announced he was running for Senate in Kentucky, challenging incumbent Mitch McConnell, McConnell’s press team spotlights a Louisville Tea Party board member resigning from his post in a show of support for McConnell: “Scott …
American Crossroads Salutes Ashley Judd
American Crossroads engages in a bit of “battlespace preparation” by running a faux ad saluting actress Ashley Judd, who’s rumored to be considering a bid for Senate in Kentucky . . . even though she currently lives in Tennessee.
American Crossroads says …
Other Than That, Obama Had a Great Primary Night
The midweek edition of the Morning Jolt features the latest sudden lapse from the “new tone” of political civility in South Carolina, the latest from Wisconsin, and then last night’s… somewhat surprising primary results:
Happy Arkansas and Kentucky Primary …
Can the GOP Nationalize Kentucky’s Governor’s Race?
In Kentucky, David Williams won the GOP gubernatorial primary, as expected. He’ll take on incumbent Democrat Gov. Steve Beshear, who held a healthy lead in polls of the hypothetical match-up back in April. As we’ve seen in many …
Update: Barr Catching up in Kentucky
With 458 out of 640 precincts reporting, Democrat Ben Chandler is now leading Republican Andy Barr by only 50.64% to 49.36%, in KY-6 — a district that many are considering a bellwether for this election.
New Footage from Valle Incident
A new video from Red State shows what happens right before MoveOn.org activist Lauren Valle was stepped on by a Rand Paul supporter. In the moments before, Valle had been right up against the car carrying Paul, shoving a …
Democrats Looking Surprisingly Weak in Kentucky’s Race for Governor
This year, three states hold gubernatorial elections — Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
Louisiana operates under the odd “jungle primary” rule, where if no candidate gets 50 percent, the top two finishers go on to a runoff, regardless of party. Sen. David …
The Year Ahead in Politics
The coming year doesn’t feature a presidential or congressional midterm elections, but there will be some intriguing gubernatorial and mayoral campaigns, and a lot of positioning for the 2016 presidential campaign.
Repreasentative Michael Grimm, Republican of Staten Island, is resigning …
Mitch McConnell Hasn’t Trailed a Poll Since June
Remember when Alison Lundergan Grimes was the Democrats’ hot rising star and big hope for the 2014 midterms?
Apparently her “I’m not Barack Obama” ads aren’t working.
Hollywood Democrats, Digging Deep for Lundergan Grimes and Nunn
The Democrats’ friends in Hollywood are making a big push to help Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky and Michelle Nunn in Georgia.
On Tuesday, Nunn — who has been a frequent visitor to LA’s Westside this season, arrives back in …
Might Want to Check Kentucky Eavesdropping Law, Fellas.
Apparently they really meant this:
The single most important thing: Defeating Mitch McConnell. Join the campaign here-> ow.ly/jEoMR
— Progress Kentucky (@ProgressKy) April 11, 2013
Much more important than, say, obeying Kentucky law. You see, Kentucky requires at least one …
Do You Like McConnell? Well, Compared to Whom?
Earlier this month, I scoffed a bit at web ads being run against Senator Mitch McConnell, declaring,
The high-profile grumbling about Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell — seen in a new ad campaign from ForAmerica, a non-profit 501(c)4 run by Brent …
State Employee Shakedowns in Kentucky?
At the moment, the outlook for Republicans in the Kentucky governor’s face looks pretty grim:
Gov. Steve Beshear holds a commanding 24-point lead over his challenger, Senate President David Williams, in Kentucky’s governor’s race, according to the …
With 98 percent of precincts having reported, Chandler leads Barr by only 831 votes, according to Lexington’s WLEX. According to TPM, there will likely be demands for a recount. With a race this close, absentee voting can make a big difference. …
The contested House races in Kentucky are considered important indicators. TPM shows Republicans with large leads in four out of Kentucky’s six districts. In KY-3, however, Democrat John Yarmuth has 9,150 votes to Republican Tod Lally’s 8, 110 — counted so …
Paul, Conway Supporters Act Violently Before Debate
Before last night’s Kentucky senate debate, there were at least two violent incidents, including a Rand Paul supporter who stepped on the shoulder and head of MoveOn.org activist Lauren Valle who had been thrown to the ground, …