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  • Gay Woman Who Donated $20 to Christian-Owned Indiana Pizzeria Reveals Why She Took Bold Stand

    04/06/2015 5:31:35 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Apr. 6, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    A gay woman who donated $20 to Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana, is speaking out about her decision to take a stand in support of all Americans’ right to live their lives according to their beliefs. Courtney Hoffman was one of thousands of people who donated over $842,000 to the Christian owners of the pizzeria last week after a high volume of online threats caused the business to temporarily close its doors. The outrage ensued after the owners told a local news crew that they would happily serve gay people in its restaurant, but would refuse to cater a gay...
  • Ashley Judd Wants UK Fans To Avoid Spending Money In Indiana As Boycott

    04/01/2015 8:24:18 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 50 replies
    College Spun ^ | Apr 1, 2015 | Dan Lyons
    Against State’s New RFRA Bill This year’s Final Four in Indianapolis has become an awkward event for many, because of a recent bill passed in the state of Indiana that many fear can be used to discriminate against the LGBTQ community. Dick Vitale has already backed the idea of moving NCAA events out of the state, and USC athletic director Pat Haden will not attend an upcoming College Football Playoff meeting in the city out of respect for his gay son. UConn has also announced that its coaching staff would not make the trip to the Final Four. Kentucky superfan...
  • George Takei Asks Twitter Followers to #BoycottIndiana Over Religious Objections Law

    03/27/2015 8:26:55 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 46 replies
    TIME ^ | March 26, 2015 | Eliana Dockterman
    Critics say the Religious Freedom Restoration Act legalizes discrimination Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill into law Thursday that allows business owners to deny same-sex couples service on religious grounds, then quickly defended it. Within hours, Star Trek actor and LGBT activist George Takei took his outrage to Twitter using the hashtag #BoycottIndiana, which began trending. Democratic lawmakers, LGBT rights activists and civil liberties groups have argued that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act legalizes discrimination.
  • Meet 5 Award-Winning Teachers Who Reject Common Core

    03/24/2015 6:02:00 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 3/23/2015 | Joy Pullmann
    ... “New Day” anchor Alisyn Camerota asked Atwell, “What do you say to kids out there that are trying to figure out what they want to do when they grow up and might be considering teaching?” “Um, honestly, right now I encourage them to look in the private sector,” Atwell replied. “Because public-school teachers are so constrained right now by the Common Core standards, and the tests that are developed to monitor what teachers are doing with them. It’s a movement that’s turned teachers into technicians, not reflective practitioners. And if you are a creative, smart young person, I don’t...
  • The Sad Reality Of Net Neutrality

    02/28/2015 1:09:44 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 23 replies
    Forbes.com (commentary) ^ | 2/27/2015 | Mark Hendrickson
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has pulled the trigger. In the name of “net neutrality” they have decided to assert regulatory control over the vast, sprawling, ever-changing conglomeration of economic activities known simply as the “Internet.” What will the FCC do now? Think of Nancy Pelosi’s infamous statement about the Affordable Care Act: Congress had to pass it for Americans to learn what it would do. The FCC has bitten off more than it can chew. Its task will be somewhat comparable to that of the old Soviet price-setting bureaucracy in which my friend, economist Yuri Maltsev, once worked. Barely...
  • Debt ceiling and transgender bills pass Senate

    02/28/2015 12:30:21 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 2/27/2015 | Don Weber
    .... Bathroom bill clears Senate hurdle Senate Bill 76, sponsored by Sen. C. B. Embrey, R-Morgantown, passed the Senate Friday with a 27 to 9 vote. The bill would require students to use the bathroom of the sex that they were born. Democratic opponents of the bill felt that the decision of what restroom a transgender child should use should be made at the local school level. “I don’t see anything wrong with letting our local school boards run their own school systems,” said Sen. Julian Carroll, D-Frankfort. Sen. Morgan McGarvey, D-Louisville, is fearful that the state is taking way...
  • Beshear says he wants needle exchange in heroin bill

    02/26/2015 4:47:00 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 2/25/2015 | Nick Storm
    As lawmakers head toward a likely conference committee to negotiate an agreement on anti-heroin legislation, Gov. Steve Beshear says a provision to allow local needle-exchange programs should be part of a final bill. Speaking to reporters outside his Capitol office just hours after the Senate Judiciary Committee heard discussion on the House version of the heroin legislation, Beshear said he was in favor of the House version of the bill but applauded both the House and Senate for their work on the issue. “I personally would like to see a needle exchange,” Beshear said. “Number one, I don’t think it...
  • Save the Internet: FCC Net Neutrality rules worst example of government intervention... ever

    02/26/2015 4:38:03 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 53 replies
    FoxNews.com Opinion ^ | February 26, 2015 | David Asman
    ... The two Republican FCC Commissioners (out of a total of five) know exactly how important this new plan really is. Commissioner Ajit Pai has called the new FCC plan “a massive shift in favor of government control of the Internet…everything from your wireless service plan, to your wire line connection at home.” These new rules would not only affect your services, it would also give FCC regulators the power to decide what content on the Internet was “just and reasonable.” Commissioner Tom Wheeler makes the absurd comment that the FCC would never use those powers. But in a February...
  • Tempers flare in the Senate as temperatures plummet

    02/20/2015 12:11:24 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 2/20/2015 | Don Weber
    FRANKFORT – The discussion turned heated Friday as lawmakers argued on the floor of the Senate over the decision to call members of the chamber into session as the House closed shop the last two-days of the work week because of weather conditions. Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, defended his decision to bring the Senate back on Thursday saying that he had consulted with experts and decided that it would be safe for Senate members to travel to Frankfort. “We were on the phone with the state police, getting weather updates to see, were the roads capable and cleared for...
  • Bill requiring transgender students to use restrooms of their birth sex fails to get committee votes

    02/19/2015 8:39:50 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 32 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 2/19/2015 | Don Weber
    FRANKFORT – A bill which would have banned transgender students from using school restrooms that don’t correspond to their anatomical sex failed to receive enough votes to get out of the Senate Committee on Education Thursday. Senate Bill 76, known as the “Kentucky Student Privacy Act”, sponsored by Sen. C. B. Embry Jr., R-Morgantown, would have required students to use restrooms, locker rooms and showers of the sex that they were born. In addition, the bill would allow students to sue the school for $2,500 if they encounter a person of the opposite biological sex in the bathroom or locker...
  • Hoover slowing down voting on House floor after Dems short GOP in committees

    02/17/2015 7:14:41 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 2/17/2015 | Nick Storm
    Newton’s third law of motion states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction — something House Democrats are finding out firsthand. In the first week of the legislative session House Democrats chose to underrepresent the minority party in committee assignments. That action has resulted in legislation leaving committees in a hurry, and often with unanimous consent, to be debated individually on the House floor as the House’s top Republican pushes back. House Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover is using procedural objections to pump the brakes and slow the flow of legislation to the House floor for...
  • Senate's right-to-work bill killed in House committee

    02/12/2015 3:30:24 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 02/12/2015 | Don Weber
    FRANKFORT – A bill which would have made Kentucky a right-to-work state, which would essentially end closed union shops, was soundly defeated on Thursday before a packed pro-union crowd during the House Committee on Labor and Industry. Senate Bill 1 sponsored by Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, would have enabled workers to choose not to join a labor union at their place of employment if they elected not to. Stivers feels that right-to-work is a “tool” that can be used for economic development. “We’ve had a pretty good year in the creation of jobs,” Stivers said. “But what I think...
  • Beshear: Report shows Medicaid expansion's benefits

    02/12/2015 3:18:59 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    Louisville Business First / Biz Journal ^ | Feb 12, 2015 | David A. Mann
    Gov. Steve Beshear's office is standing behind a decision to expand the state's Medicaid program after the release of a new report from Deloitte Consulting LLC and the University of Louisville's Urban Studies Institute. The report said the expansion will add 40,000 health care jobs and $30 billion to the state's economy through 2021. Expansion also will generate a net positive impact of nearly $820 million to state and local government budgets. State budget director Jane Driskell said in a news release that the analysis shows expansion creates both savings and new revenue, totaling more than double the amount the...
  • Ashley Judd for governor? The actress tells Larry King it's a possibility

    02/02/2015 7:16:36 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 57 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 2/2/2015 | Nick Storm
    She’ll have to wait at least one election cycle if she decides to run, but Hollywood actress Ashley Judd is still flirting with Kentucky politics, telling Larry King a governorship sounds “interesting.” Judd, who came within a breath of challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in last year’s election, told talk show host Larry King that she is intrigued by the position of governor in Kentucky — laying out a potential platform. “Governor seems like an interesting position too, particularly in Kentucky, where we have a mono-economy, really abusive mineral extraction, pervasive poverty, low educational attainment,” Judd said on King’s...
  • Alison Grimes, still "encouraged" after double-digit Senate loss this fall, will seek re-election

    01/26/2015 4:34:40 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 12 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 1/26/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    LEXINGTON — Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes ended months of speculation Monday, telling a crowd of about 70 supporters that she will seek re-election this year rather than mount bids of governor or attorney general. Grimes had been linked to nearly every constitutional office as the filing deadline approached, but she officially launched her re-election campaign at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, the same place she jumpstarted her 2011 run for secretary of state. The 36-year-old Democrat had kept a low profile since her 15-point loss to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell last fall, and she listed...
  • YouTube’s GloZell Green Fires Back at Rob Lowe’s Obama Comments: ‘#StayGoodLooking’

    01/23/2015 8:46:39 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 49 replies
    The WRAP ^ | 1/23/2015 | Alicia Banks
    Don’t come for GloZell Green unless she sends for you. That includes actor Rob Lowe, too. NBC’s former “Parks and Recreation” actor took issue with the viral starlet meeting President Barack Obama this week. “Hold up. Is it true that a woman who eats cereal out of a bathtub gets to meet with the President and the Prime Minister of Isreal does not?” Lowe tweeted Thursday. GloZell had a question of her own for Lowe. She upped the ante by tweeting directly to him. “Hold Up, is this the guy who spelled Israel wrong? @RobLowe #StayGoodLooking xoxo,” she wrote back,...
  • Kentucky State AFL-CIO throws its support behind Jack Conway's gubernatorial campaign

    01/21/2015 8:03:43 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 1/20/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    After collecting endorsements from various labor groups throughout his gubernatorial campaign, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway received the Kentucky State AFL-CIO’s backing on Tuesday. The AFL-CIO represents a number of labor organizations, some of which have already endorsed Conway’s gubernatorial bid. Still, the group’s support brings the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, United Steelworkers and United Association of Pipefitters, among others, to the fold. Conway and his running mate, House Majority Caucus Chairwoman Sannie Overly of Paris, remain the only prominent Democratic ticket in the race with a week until the Jan. 27 filing deadline. The 45-year-old,...
  • Grimes Campaigns for Statewide Office, but Which One?

    01/19/2015 9:45:51 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    AP via WBKO ^ | 1/19/2015
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says she will run for statewide office this year. The former Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate said she has been encouraged to run for governor, attorney general and to seek re-election as Secretary of State. Grimes said she has not decided what she will do yet but that she will file for office before the Jan. 27 deadline. On Monday, Grimes attended the Alpha Phi Alpha Unity Breakfast in Lexington with former state Sen. Georgia Davis Powers. With a campaign photographer in tow, Grimes worked the room of about...
  • Tea party Congressman Thomas Massie endorses Comer in GOP gubernatorial primary

    01/03/2015 1:54:29 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 12/31/2014 | Nick Storm
    [Ky.]Republican gubernatorial primary candidate James Comer announced the endorsement of a prominent tea party figure in U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie of Vanceburg who represents the geographically diverse 4th Congressional district Wednesday. Massie has not endorsed in other GOP primary contests, including U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s 2014 bid for re-election against primary contender Matt Bevin. “James Comer is my choice for Kentucky’s next Governor because he exhibits the leadership qualities that our Commonwealth needs,” Massie said in a statement. “I’ve seen him in the halls of Congress advocating effectively on behalf of Kentucky’s farmers and entrepreneurs. I’ve watched him restore trust...
  • Yarmuth: Cuban embargo has 'not accomplished anything'

    01/03/2015 1:51:31 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 22 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 1/2/2015 | Nick Storm
    President Barack Obama’s move to normalize relations with Cuba has Kentucky’s lone Democratic representative at the federal level both “excited and pleased” with his actions — even if some of his GOP counterparts don’t share his enthusiasm. ... “It’s not accomplished anything. It’s hurt the Cuban people,” Yarmuth said. While it would take full Congressional approval to lift the embargo Yarmuth said the old policy put in place in the 1960’s. “Our policy makes absolutely no sense. We’re the only ones in the world treating them like this,” Yarmuth said. “If you’re in Cuba you understand that countries from all...
  • Warren County goes 'right to work'; Louisville passes minimum wage increase

    12/19/2014 8:52:45 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 12/19/2014 | Nick Storm
    Local governments in Kentucky took major steps by enacting legislation at the county and metro level which has divided state lawmakers for years. In Bowling Green Friday the Warren County Fiscal Court became the first county in the nation to enact a right to work law with a 6-1 vote, and on Thursday night Louisville Metro government became the first city in the south to increase the minimum wage. Both actions from local government officials will likely land the governments in court defending their actions, Attorney General Jack Conway The Warren County Fiscal Court took the first step towards “right...
  • Yarmuth: Sony Pictures made the right call to pull 'The Interview'

    12/19/2014 8:41:25 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 27 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 12/18/2014 | Nick Storm
    Filmmakers and Sony Pictures knew the risk to make a movie about the assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, said U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, but they made the right choice to not release the film after threats of terrorism. Yarmuth’s remarks to Pure Politics Thursday come one day after major theaters pulled the comedy due out Christmas day, leaving Sony to ultimately not distribute the film on any platform. “I questioned their decision initially to make the movie,” Yarmuth said. “It seems to me to be something that they knew at the time they decided that there was...
  • The national anthem from today's UK-UNC game will give you chills

    12/13/2014 8:46:29 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 22 replies
    cn|2 - KSTV ^ | 12/13/2014
    The matchup between UK and North Carolina is special every year, but today’s national anthem will give you chills. This is what it sounds like when 24,000 people sing together.
  • Beshear named to DNC "Democratic Victory Task Force" after dreadful 2014 election cycle

    12/08/2014 7:55:40 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 22 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 12/4/2014 | Nick Storm
    Gov. Steve Beshear was named Thursday to the Democratic National Committee’s “Democratic Victory Task Force” to assess the party’s strengths and weaknesses ahead of future elections. Beshear was selected by DNC Chair and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz, D-Florida, alongside nine other appointees. “We are proud to announce the members of the Democratic Victory Task Force, and are eager to work with them to build on what we’ve done that works, identify and prioritize challenges and ultimately improve our party’s performance in future elections,” Wasserman Schultz said in a press release. “This diverse group of Democratic Party officials, strategists and...
  • Shrinking reimbursement from insurance threatening outlook for rural hospitals

    12/08/2014 7:30:20 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 22 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 12/8/2014 | Don Weber
    LEXINGTON — Rural hospitals in Kentucky are facing some of the biggest challenges in their histories and some may be forced to close their doors state auditor Adam Edelen told the Kentucky Chamber on Monday. Edelen, who will be releasing an audit on the plight on the states rural hospitals in January, told members of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce who were attending their annual legislative preview conference, that the difficult economy and managed care are the primary drivers of the difficulty in rural health care. Generally, Medicare reimburses hospitals around 90 percent of cost while Medicaid reimbursement is around...
  • GOP gubernatorial candidates agree on Medicaid expansion's sustainability in Kentucky

    11/16/2014 12:23:17 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/16/2014 | Kevin Wheatley
    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear’s decision to expand Medicaid eligibility has put the state on an unsustainable path when the federal government ratchets down its share of the bill beginning in 2017, Republican gubernatorial candidates James Comer and Hal Heiner say. Beshear’s executive order, made possible through the Affordable Care Act, has added more than 425,000 recipients to Kentucky’s Medicaid rolls, and Washington, D.C., has paid 100 percent of the costs for the newly eligible. Beshear based his decision in part on the projected $15.6 billion economic impact once the program is fully implemented in fiscal year 2021. .... “When Gov....
  • Judge denies injunction request from Grimes to halt RPK/McConnell mailers

    11/03/2014 6:54:01 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/3/2014 | Nick Storm
    A Franklin Circuit Court judge denied a request from Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes to stop the Republican Party of Kentucky and the campaign for U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell from sending mailers that Grimes called a bullying tactic. On Monday morning Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd denied Grimes’ request to halt the mailing of the fliers which say “the information enclosed contains facts related to a possible fraud perpetrated on citizens across Kentucky.” Within the mailer it refers to statements in Grimes’ ads media fact checkers have criticized, such as a claim that U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell didn’t...
  • Final PPP Kentucky poll: McConnell 50%, Grimes 42%

    11/02/2014 11:06:52 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 28 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 11/01/2014 | Public Policy Polling
    McConnell 50%, Grimes 42% Full internals at the link.
  • Beshear Says GOP Control of House Would Set Kentucky Back to "19th Century"

    11/02/2014 10:35:40 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 19 replies
    WFPL News ^ | 10/31/2014 | Kevin Willis
    Governor Steve Beshear says Kentucky risks running off the “progressive path” it’s on if voters give the GOP a majority of state House seats. Beshear made the comments in Barren County Thursday. Democrats currently hold a 54-to-46 advantage in the chamber, but Republicans have made a major push to win control of the House for the first time in more than 90 years. To help Democratic incumbents, Beshear has been on the road this week, announcing funding for infrastructure projects in districts where these members are facing competitive challenges by Republican candidates. Beshear said if the GOP does gain control...
  • Hillary Clinton rallies Democrats for Grimes in Lexington, northern Kentucky

    11/01/2014 4:47:08 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 33 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/01/2014 | Kevin Wheatley
    LEXINGTON — Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton struck a populist tone in her final campaign pitch for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes Saturday, stumping twice for Grimes days after a new poll shows her trailing U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. Regardless of survey results that have her 5 points behind the five-term incumbent, Clinton, Grimes and a cadre of Democratic politicians urged a crowd of about 1,400 enthusiastic supporters at Transylvania University’s Haggin Auditorium to volunteer and push Grimes toward an Election Day victory in the face of an all-out advertising blitz. Republicans and outside groups supporting...
  • McConnell rallies his troops to get out the vote ahead of Tuesday

    11/01/2014 4:46:53 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 57 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/01/2014 | Nick Storm
    LOUISVILLE — U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell started his Saturday before Election Day in Louisville rallying his troops in an effort to get out the vote ahead of Tuesday’s election. At the Best Western across the parking lot from McConnell’s campaign headquarters the five-term incumbent thanked campaign staffers and volunteers for giving up the next few days in an effort to turnout voters on Election Day. “At headquarters we’ve run out of things to do. We’ve raised all the money we can raise. We’ve bought all the TV time we can buy, and radio time. We’ve dropped all the mail pieces...
  • Grimes files injuction against RPK for mailer; McConnell exploring legal recourse on KDP mailer

    11/01/2014 9:42:33 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 68 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/31/2014 | Nick Storm
    ... The Grimes campaign reacted late Friday to a mailer circulating in Eastern Kentucky that looks like an official election notice, with bold text reading: “Election Violation Notice.” Once opened the mailer lists claims Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes made in a TV ad that have since been rated false by the Washington Post. The mailer was sent our by the Republican Party of Kentucky... The Grimes campaign filed an injunction on Friday afternoon requesting that “both state and federal authorities to investigate what, on its face, appears to be a clear violation of both Kentucky and federal...
  • Polls show Republican gaining in overlooked NM Senate race

    10/30/2014 10:49:14 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/28/2014
    WASHINGTON – New Mexico's Senate race suddenly is on the radar screen, as new polls show the Republican candidate within single digits of incumbent Democratic Sen. Tom Udall. Most political observers had written off the contest as a slam dunk for Democrats. But a pair of new polls shows the race tightening in the final days. ADVERTISEMENT A new Vox Populi poll shows Udall up only 4 points over Republican Allen Weh. The poll puts Udall at 47 percent and Weh at 43 percent, with 11 percent of voters undecided. “The deteriorating national political environment for Democrats and President Obama...
  • Beshear's transportation announcement tour continues in competitive House districts

    10/30/2014 9:40:23 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/29/2014 | Kevin Wheatley
    Gov. Steve Beshear has expanded his positive economic development tour through three competitive House districts, adding stops in Dawson Springs, Glasgow and Hodgenville Thursday. Beshear appeared alongside state Reps. Jim Glenn, D-Owensboro, Will Coursey, D-Symsonia, Gerald Watkins, D-Paducah, and Jimmie Lee, D-Elizabethtown, for various transportation announcements Wednesday. His office sent advisories for similar announcements Thursday with, among others, state Reps. Jim Gooch, D-Providence, Johnny Bell, D-Glasgow, and Terry Mills, D-Lebanon. Beshear is scheduled to kick off the day in Dawson Springs with Gooch and three others at 9:30 a.m. to present funding for a project further linking the city with...
  • Mitch McConnell widens lead over Alison Lundergan Grimes in final Bluegrass Poll

    10/30/2014 8:57:35 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 33 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 10/30/2014 | Sam Youngman
    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has opened up a five-point lead over Democratic opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes and appears well positioned to win a sixth term, according to the final Bluegrass Poll before Tuesday's election. McConnell leads Grimes 48 percent to 43 percent in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race, with Libertarian candidate David Patterson pulling 3 percent. In a Bluegrass Poll released early last week, McConnell was clinging to a one-point lead, with 44 percent backing him and 43 percent choosing Grimes. The latest poll of 597 likely voters in Kentucky was conducted by SurveyUSA between Oct. 25 and Oct....
  • Bill Clinton visits Kentucky again, tries to deliver a knockout punch against Mitch McConnell

    10/30/2014 3:48:37 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 34 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 10/30/2014 | Jack Brammer
    LOUISVILLE — On a stage late Thursday morning before several hundred people outside the Muhammad Ali Center, former President Bill Clinton tried to deliver a knockout punch against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on behalf of Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. Clinton, making his fourth visit to Kentucky for Grimes' bid to oust the Republican incumbent from his 30-year tenure, painted Grimes as a champion for working people. He said Kentucky, which he won both times he ran for president, has not had a champion for the working people in the U.S. Senate since Democrat Wendell Ford left in 1999. Grimes...
  • Beshear plans round of positive economic announcements to districts with Dems facing tough races

    10/28/2014 10:22:40 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/28/2014 | Nick Storm
    Gov. Steve Beshear is planning to do his best Publishers Clearing House impression as he heads to western Kentucky Wednesday to deliver oversized checks and make state transportation and other project announcements along side three incumbent House Democrats who face tough re-election fights on Nov. 4. Beshear will join Rep. Jim Glenn, D-Owensboro, at noon in Owensboro Wednesday to announce a County Agriculture Investment Program for Daviess County, Green River Area Beef Improvement Group, the governor’s office announced late Tuesday. Other local legislators will also be on hand, including Republican Sen. Joe Bowen and Democratic Rep. Tommy Thompson. Glenn is...
  • U.S. Sen. Warren starts Grimes' weeklong push toward Election Day with high-profile surrogates

    10/28/2014 8:30:20 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/28/2014 | Kevin Wheatley
    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes began her one-week sprint to Election Day flanked by one of the most popular members of her party. Before the week’s up, she’ll be joined again by a former president and his wife, whom many believe will be the Democratic nominee for president in 2016 if she decides to run. Grimes was joined by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., before about 400 supporters at the Copper and Kings Distillery in Louisville Tuesday, and the two hemmed close to Grimes’ primary talking points on the campaign trail. In Warren, who made her second appearance...
  • Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren set to campaign for Grimes in Kentucky just before election

    10/28/2014 2:55:29 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 21 replies
    WDRB ^ | 10/28/2014
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Alison Grimes's campaign says Hillary Clinton will return to Kentucky on November first for a last minute push before Election Day. Grimes will also be welcoming Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren as well. Warren will be at a Grimes rally at Copper and Kings distillery in Butchertown on Tuesday evening. Over the weekend, Grimes will join Clinton at campaign events in Northern Kentucky and Lexington, just a few weeks after Hillary Clinton appeared in Louisville to speak on behalf of Grimes. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren will be at an Alison Lundergan Grimes rally at Copper and Kings...
  • NH Dem Says 'People Didn't Lose Their Policies' Under ObamaCare

    10/25/2014 9:53:25 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/21/2014
    Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) Says No New Hampshirites Lost Their Policies Under ObamaCare
  • Palmer casts Dr. Ralph Alvarado as drug dealer in negative campaign ad using spliced...footage

    10/25/2014 11:20:36 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/24/2014 | Nick Storm
    Palmer casts Dr. Ralph Alvarado as drug dealer in negative campaign ad using spliced courtroom footage In perhaps the nastiest ad of the 2014 Kentucky electoral season, state Sen. R.J. Palmer’s campaign portrays his Republican opponent, Dr. Ralph Alvarado, essentially as a drug dealer. ... Transcript: Judge: What’s he on? Police officer: OxyContin. Judge: Where’s it from? Defendant: Dr. Ralph Alvarado… Judge: The one running for state senator? Judge: Oh my Lord. The ad then features a narrator declaring it’s “No wonder Dr. Ralph Alvarado called Kentucky’s pill mill law a ‘lousy piece of legislation.’ He’s getting rich off addiction.”...
  • The Chatter: McConnell loans himself $1.8M, Grimes doubles down on false claim in ad...

    10/25/2014 10:51:15 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 45 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/25/2014 | Kevin Wheatley
    The Chatter: McConnell loans himself $1.8M, Grimes doubles down on false claim in ad and 'Pennsyltucky' woman Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell is combating a new wave of Democratic spending in his race against Alison Lundergan Grimes by loaning his campaign $1.8 million, Politico reported Friday. The Washington, D.C., outlet reported that McConnell’s personal contribution tops investments by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Senate Majority PAC totaling $1.5 million less than two weeks before the Nov. 4 election. A campaign official told Politico McConnell’s loan reinforces the Senate Republican leader’s view that the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s resources...
  • [Dem] Ad being pulled from Paducah radio after claims on tolls rated false by station

    10/24/2014 10:06:31 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/24/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    A radio ad from the Kentucky House Democratic Caucus Campaign Committee is being pulled from the air in the 3rd District state House race after the group twisted the wording of the Republican candidate on tolls. ............................................ "He told the Courier-Journal, in writing, that putting up tolls on our local roads was his chief priority,” the announcer in the ad says. “So Bridges will hike tolls for western Kentucky drivers.” Hear the radio ad here: Local radio station WKYQ reviewed the ad and citations, at Bridges’ request, and decided to pull the ad from their airwaves. The station said because...
  • Alison Grimes doubles down on a 4-Pinocchio claim

    10/23/2014 5:35:15 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 23 replies
    Washington Post Fact Checker ^ | 10/23/2014 | Glenn Kessler
    Excuse the fuzzy quality of this ad, but it has not been publicly released by the Grimes campaign. In The Fact Checker’s experience, the most fact-challenged ads are those that fly under the radar, as campaigns hope that reporters don’t notice the content — but voters do. This particular ad is especially noteworthy because the candidate herself repeats a claim that The Fact Checker has already deemed worthy of Four Pinocchios. Not only does she double down on this falsehood, but she makes another highly questionable assertion as well. .... Most striking, Grimes puts her own credibility on the line...
  • Jeanne Shaheen caught lying about her opposition to nuclear power.

    10/22/2014 1:55:16 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    Red State ^ | October 21st, 2014 | Moe Lane
    Shaheen claimed she never opposed nuclear. She protested the Seabrook station. [Videos at Link - she and her supporters laugh a Scott Brown acting like he's nuts and she has no idea what he's talking about - but clearly she not only was she very much opposed it she was very adamantly and passionately opposed to it]
  • McConnell, Grimes release competing television ads in U.S. Senate race

    10/22/2014 1:25:59 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/22/2014 | Kevin Wheatley
    Kentucky’s U.S. Senate candidates launched new television ads Wednesday, with Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell highlighting his support among young women while Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes targets remarks the five-term incumbent made at a meeting of wealthy conservative donors in June. McConnell’s campaign struck first in his statewide ad titled “Represent Me,” which features four young women who back McConnell’s reelection as well as a link to the website womenformitch.com. “She (Grimes) thinks I’ll vote for the candidate who looks like me,” Ashley Burkhead says to the camera. “Rather than the one who represents me,” Caroline Anderegg says to the...
  • DSCC going back on air in Kentucky for Grimes

    10/22/2014 12:07:36 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 16 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/22/2014 | Nick Storm
    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is going back on-air for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes in her battle against U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. Buoyed by recent polling, the DSCC told Politico that they were investing $650,000 in air time after “reviewing recent internal and public polling,” according to Manu Raju. The latest Bluegrass Poll published Monday shows McConnell up one percentage point on Grimes, but the race remains within the margin of error. The decision to go back on air in the state comes after the group went dark in the state after not airtime in the state...
  • Clinton, Grimes urge Owensboro crowd to volunteer with Election Day two weeks away

    10/21/2014 9:06:55 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/21/2014 | Kevin Wheatley
    OWENSBORO — Former President Bill Clinton made his third lap around the track in Kentucky’s neck-and-neck U.S. Senate race, imploring a throng of supporters Tuesday to help push Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes first across the finish line in two weeks. Minutes after Grimes called herself a “Kentucky filly,” the 42nd U.S. president offered his own equine analogy. Every election cycle, Clinton said, “I feel like an old racehorse.” “They got me in a nice barn, and when it’s election season, they come in, they give me an extra bale of hay,” he said, drawing laughter from the crowd of...
  • Grimes and her family's Hugh Jass Burgers

    10/20/2014 4:12:10 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | October 20, 2014 | Chris Frates and Scott Zamost
    (CNN) -- In her race to defeat Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Alison Lundergan Grimes has barnstormed Kentucky, talking up her support for raising the minimum wage and criticizing the GOP's so-called war on women. But the restaurant owned by Grimes' family doesn't always practice what she preaches, and Kentucky Republicans have been happy to point that out. .... But minimum wage isn't the only issue dogging Grimes' family business. Hugh Jass Burgers -- say it out loud to get the joke -- has menu items like "Charlotte's Rack, sure to be voted biggest rack" named after Grimes' mom and...
  • Liberal Greg Orman Says He's Pro-Choice, Abortion Not Important At Debate

    10/17/2014 9:32:39 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    Liberal Greg Orman Says He's Pro-Choice, Abortion Not Important At Debate - VIDEO: