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  • FBI throws curveball into race for Senate

    10/30/2016 9:34:28 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | 10/30/2016 | Jordain Carney and Lisa Hagen
    The battle for the Senate is running down to the wire. While Democrats hold a narrow edge heading into the final week of the election campaign, races in battleground states remain too close to call. Democrats need to pick up five seats — or four if they retain the White House — to win back control of the upper chamber. The nonpartisan Cook Political Report predicts that they’ll pick up as many as seven seats — though that was before the FBI announced Friday that it was looking into newly recovered emails from former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner’s account...
  • Grimes slightly sharpens her concern over harassment saga...campaign hammers on women's issues

    09/08/2013 6:57:20 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 9/8/2013 | Ryan Alessi
    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes slightly ratcheted up her rhetoric Friday about the allegations of sexual harassment against a sitting Democratic state legislator but still declined to say whether the lawmaker should resign. ... Her comment comes as House Democratic Speaker Greg Stumbo, an ally of Grimes, announced that the five-legislator panel he convened to conduct an internal investigation into Arnold’s conduct will have its first meeting Sept. 17. That panel is charged for reviewing the allegations brought by two Democratic House staff members that Arnold inappropriately touched them and made sexual comments to them. ... Grimes has...
  • Alison Lundergan Grimes...blames donut burger for soaring health care costs

    08/24/2013 11:37:17 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 22 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | August 22, 2013 | Leslie Larson
    Original headline: Alison Lundergan Grimes… or Grinch? Kentucky Senate candidate blames donut burger for soaring health care costs Grimes, a Democrat vying to replace Mitch McConnell, blamed an indulgent American diet in her explanation for why Kentuckians need Obamacare. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes was a buzz kill this week at the Kentucky State Fair. The 34-year-old Democrat blamed the best of American cuisine for rising health care costs, speaking to the press at the "Grannies for Grimes" event in Louisville. "You just have to look over to the right where you see the donut burger, the chili cheese-steak and...
  • Grimes criticizes Affordable Care Act and Republicans for repeatedly trying to repeal it

    07/20/2013 9:02:51 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 7/18/2013 | Nick Storm
    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes on Thursday said in her first encounter with reporters in 17 days that she found “many things that are wrong” with the Affordable Care Act but blasted Republicans for their approach to the law. The U.S. House voted Thursday for the 38th time to repeal the Affordable Care Act. And Grimes said rather than wasting time and taxpayer money for one chamber to keep trying to repeal it, Congress should be focusing on ways to improve the health care system. Grimes said as secretary of state she has concerns about “the effects on...
  • Viral McConnell Ad Seeks to Inspire Conservatives

    04/28/2013 10:57:26 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 26, 2013 | Z. Byron Wolf
    The Republican party is full of rebranding efforts these days. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has his. And the NRSC is working on appealing to the young and hip with their Buzzfeed-style website. Now there’s Sen. Mitch McConnell, the top Republican in the Senate, whose campaign is out with a new web video that splices inspirational lines from McConnell speeches and argues that the GOP is the party of opportunity for minorities and immigrants. But the video also has a decidedly Tea Party feel at times. It has gotten more than a million views in a day.
  • Liberal Group Links McConnell to Al-Qaeda in New Ad

    04/12/2013 10:42:01 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 16 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 12, 2013 | Eliana Johnson
    A new ad from the liberal group Americans United for Change links the views of Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell to those of al-Qaeda senior operative Adam Gadhan. The ad attacks McConnell for his opposition to expanding criminal background checks on gun purchases and contends that Gadhan agrees. It goes on to play a clip of the al-Qaeda operative, reportedly used in a recruitment video for the terrorist organization, encouraging Americans to go out and purchase weapons. “You can go down to a gun show at the local convention center and come away with a fully automatic assault rifle, without...
  • Bill Clinton Encourages Both Judd and Challenger in Possible Senate Bid

    03/23/2013 8:44:14 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 22, 2013 | SHUSHANNAH WALSHE
    Former President Bill Clinton has spoken to both Ashley Judd and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes about the U.S. Senate race in Kentucky, encouraging them both to take a hard look at the race. ABC News has learned that Clinton encouraged Judd to enter the race and promised he would help her, according to several Kentucky political sources. That conversation happened sometime between the November election and President Barack Obama's second inauguration. Earlier this month Clinton met with Grimes, who is also weighing a bid, after he spoke at an event for former Kentucky Sen. Wendell Ford in...
  • Ashley Judd target of GOP preemptive strike

    03/07/2013 9:38:42 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/4/2013 | Lois Romano
    She’s not even a candidate yet. But the GOP opposition research machine is already in full froth over what it views as perhaps the juiciest 2014 target: Ashley Judd, who is exploring a challenge to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Republicans are homing in with glee on the actress and activist, picking apart her views and statements and compiling a thick compendium of speeches, writings and tweets. What they found: Judd may not have a legislative record, but she has left quite a paper trail. This early opposition research effort seems as much about scaring Democrats nationally about a...
  • Beshear talked with Judd 'convinced she's seriously considering' U.S. Senate race

    03/05/2013 9:31:19 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 25 replies
    CN|2 Pure Politics ^ | 3/4/2013 | Nick Storm
    Gov. Steve Beshear said Tuesday he has now talked with actress Ashley Judd about how “seriously” she’s considering running for U.S. Senate in 2014 against Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. While Beshear would not go into detail on the conversation, he did say that he is convinced that Judd is “seriously considering a race for United States Senate in the Democratic primary.” Beshear told reporters Tuesday at a bill signing that he thinks Judd could be an “effective and formidable opponent” against McConnell in a general election. Beshear has a good idea of what that takes having lost by double-digit...
  • Ky. voters react as Judd's liberal positions are detailed

    03/01/2013 12:46:06 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 40 replies
    WHAS-11 ^ | 2/26/2012 | Joe Arnold
    LOUISVILLE, Ky (WHAS11) -- After two decades in front of the camera as an actress and more recently as an activist, Ashley Judd has been unguarded in her comments -- a candor which might cause complications if she runs for U.S. Senate from Kentucky. As Judd inches closer to a decision, her outspoken nature is yielding decades of pointed and controversial comments which Kentucky Democratic strategists concede are a gold mine for the campaign of potential opponent, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R). Judd's essays and speeches are easily accessible on her website. In one, she criticized the tradition of a...
  • Stumbo says he'll encourage Judd to challenge McConnell but wants to talk with her about coal

    03/01/2013 12:25:55 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 26 replies
    CN|2 Inside Politics ^ | 2/28/2013 | Ryan Alessi
    While some Kentucky Democrats have been skeptical of a potential Ashley Judd candidacy for U.S. Senate, House Speaker Greg Stumbo is no longer among them, saying Thursday he would encourage her to run. “When I talk to her I’m going to encourage her as I would any other candidate that this is a winnable race,” he said. Stumbo went on to blast Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, calling him “Dr. Doom” and “the father of gridlock.” Stumbo and Judd have traded phone messages in recent days. He said she left him another message on his work phone last night. Stumob...
  • Planned Parenthood TV Ad Hits Sen. McConnell

    02/27/2013 2:59:45 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/22/2013 | Chris Good
    Planned Parenthood is airing a new TV ad attacking Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Kentucky Republican joined a brief with 10 other GOP lawmakers this week supporting the craft chain Hobby Lobby in its lawsuit seeking to avoid mandatory health coverage of birth control pills in its employee health plans. Utah GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch led the group of senators in their effort, The Washington Times reported. Planned Parenthood, displeased with that development, today unveiled this TV ad running on network affiliates in the Lexington and Louisville markets: The group did not say how much it is spending to...
  • Group doubles-down on ad challenging McConnell on his position against assault weapons ban

    02/27/2013 11:34:28 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 14 replies
    CN|2 Pure Politics ^ | 02/25/2013 | Ryan Alessi
    A liberal group is again challenging U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s position on gun control in a commercial that began running Monday in Kentucky and Washington in advance of the Senate’s next hearing on guns. The group Progressive Change Campaign Committee is spending $100,000 to run the ad for at least a week. It began airing Monday in Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green and Paducah markets plus Washington, D.C., as the Senate’s Judiciary Committee prepares for a hearing Wednesday on the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2013.” It features Edmonson County resident Gary Nutt telling viewers that, as a hunter, he doesn’t see...
  • Progressive Group Mounts Racist Attack Against Mitch McConnell’s Wife

    02/26/2013 7:28:56 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 26, 2013 | Mytheos Holt
    Liberals may often accuse conservatives of being racist for making particular criticisms of Obama, but at least one liberal group appears to be more than willing to delve into actual racism when it comes to opposing a prominent Republican. The hitch? They’re not attacking the politician himself in this case. They’re attacking his wife. The politician in question is Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who happens to be married to former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao. Chao, who is ethnically Chinese, but was born in Thaiwan, has been a fairly quiet figure relative to McConnell and hasn’t been known...
  • Mourdock race a magnet for Senate GOP

    09/11/2012 7:42:08 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    Fort Wayne Journal Gazette ^ | September 11, 2012 | Brian Francisco
    Indiana is becoming a frequent destination for U.S. Senate Republicans who support the election of Richard Mourdock. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., joined Mourdock in Indianapolis on Monday to talk about health care legislation at an orthopedics hospital. Other senators who have appeared with Mourdock since his May 8 nomination include Dan Coats of Indiana, Rick Rubio of Florida and John Thune of South Dakota. Mourdock’s campaign said Monday that Sens. Coats, Rob Portman of Ohio and John Cornyn of Texas plan to gather for Mourdock events Sept. 26 in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis. Cornyn is chairman of the National Republican...
  • Surprise: Elizabeth Warren Refuses to Explain Heritage Claims at the DNC

    09/04/2012 9:55:36 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Sep 04, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    As an obligatory follow-up to my post earlier today, it appears US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren is steadfastly refusing to confirm or deny allegations she purposefully lied about her ethnic heritage in order to bolster her academic career. The Boston Herald reports: Elizabeth Warren, scrambling to shift focus from her ongoing Cherokee scandal, dismissed demands from Native Americans who want her to explain her heritage claims in her first appearance at the Democratic National Convention this morning. “I’ve answered those questions, what I’m here to talk about (is) what’s happening to America’s working class families,” said Warren, who had just...
  • US Chamber Airs Anti-King TV Ads in Maine

    07/26/2012 8:32:21 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    MPBN ^ | 07/26/2012
    The 30-second ad portrays King as a free-spending liberal, calling him the "king of spending," while Maine's former governor says the ads are negative attacks by outside money "trying to influence Maine voters." PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has begun airing TV ads in Maine taking on independent Senate candidate Angus King. The 30-second ad portrays King as a free-spending liberal during his years as Maine's governor, calling him the "king of spending.'' The ad says government spending skyrocketed under King, and that he left the state with a billion-dollar shortfall when he left office. King...
  • Harry Reid in 1993: "No Sane Country" Would Permit Birthright Citizenship

    08/18/2010 3:57:28 PM PDT · by justlurking · 20 replies
    CSPAN 2 ^ | 1993-09-20 | Harry Reid
    In Harry's own words, on September 20, 1993 at 16:43 PM: "If making it easy to be an illegal alien wasn't enough, how about offering a reward for being an illegal immigrant? No sane country would do that. Right? Guess again! If you break our laws by entering this country without permission and give birth to a child, we reward that child with US citizenship."
  • Sharron Angle ad: Wipeout (Harry Reid's Senate Opponent)

    08/04/2010 7:57:19 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 27 replies
    Sharron Angle for U.S. Senate ^ | 08/04/2010 | Sharron Angle
    Excellent new ad from the Angle campaign that makes its point very clearly and succinctly. Click the link to view.
  • Nevada Senate: Angle 48%, Reid 41%

    06/24/2010 5:53:52 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | June 24, 2010
    Sharron Angle’s modest bounce after her Republican Primary win appears to be over, but she still holds a slight lead over Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada’s U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Nevada shows Angle earning 48% support, while Reid, the state’s longtime Democratic senator, picks up 41% of the vote. Eight percent (8%) like some other candidate in the race, while just two percent (2%) are undecided.