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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, center, arrives for the weekly Republican policy luncheon on the Capitol on April 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, center, arrives for the weekly Republican policy luncheon on the Capitol on April 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

McConnell Turns Table on ‘Liberal Left:’ Louisville Fundraising Bonanza

There is Hollywood, and then there is Louisville. And Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader of the U.S. Senate from Kentucky who privately discussed ways to “do out” anyone who opposes him for re-election, has turned an audio-taping of that February...

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Senator Tim Johnson, a Democrat from South Dakota and chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, arrives to hear Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, deliver his semiannual monetary policy report to the Senate Banking Committee on July 17, 2012.

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Senator Tim Johnson, a Democrat from South Dakota and chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, arrives to hear Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, deliver his semiannual monetary policy report to the Senate Banking Committee on July 17, 2012.

Democrats Bullish About 2014 — Here’s Their Case

Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson’s decision not to seek re-election in Republican-leaning South Dakota has focused attention on the overall challenges his party faces in the 2014 midterm. As Democrats gear up to defend their Senate majority, substantially more of their seats appear  in play...

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Ashley Judd, pictured at a United Nations conference on drugs and crime in New York on March 14, 2012, won't be running for Senate.

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Ashley Judd, pictured at a United Nations conference on drugs and crime in New York on March 14, 2012, won't be running for Senate.

Ashley Judd: ‘Focused on Family’

If Democrats are going to oust Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell next year, Ashley Judd won’t be their candidate. The actress and ardent Kentucky Wildcat fan, who faced questions about whether she actually resided in Kentucky or neighboring Tennessee, announced...

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Ashley Judd, center, attends the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Ashley Judd, center, attends the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

2014 Senate Primer: Why Democrats Have to Worry

Democrats have been here before — confronting a numbers game that undercuts their bid to keep a Senate majority. They confounded such odds in 2012, but by necessity their sigh of relief was brief. The Democrats face a similar scenario in the 2014 midterms, and later...

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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell during a news briefing after the weekly Senate Republican Policy Luncheon on Capitol Hill.

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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell during a news briefing after the weekly Senate Republican Policy Luncheon on Capitol Hill.

McConnell’s Warchest: $7.4 Million

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who’s seeking a sixth term in 2014, began this year with $7.4 million in campaign funds. The Kentucky Republican raised $769,000 in the final three months of 2012, according to a report McConnell’s campaign filed...

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