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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), left, and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) at the U.S. Capitol.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), left, and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) at the U.S. Capitol.

McConnell, Boehner Ads Take Different Tacks

The top two Republicans in Congress have new campaign ads on television as they near primary elections next month. The spots for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio take different tacks. McConnell’s...

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Julius Randle #30 of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrates defeating the Louisville Cardinals 74 to 69 during the regional semifinal of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 28, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Julius Randle #30 of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrates defeating the Louisville Cardinals 74 to 69 during the regional semifinal of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 28, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

McConnell: What Plays in Kentucky Stays in Kentucky

Facing a tough re-election fight in a state where college basketball by his own account is “the hottest issue,” Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell last week avoided endorsing either Louisville or Kentucky before their Sweet 16 encounter in the NCAA...

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Scoochie Smith #11 of the Dayton Flyers battles for a loose ball against Kasey Hill #0 and Dorian Finney-Smith #10 of the Florida Gators during the south regional final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the FedExForum on March 29, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Scoochie Smith #11 of the Dayton Flyers battles for a loose ball against Kasey Hill #0 and Dorian Finney-Smith #10 of the Florida Gators during the south regional final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the FedExForum on March 29, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Final Four Primary: Bush, Paul, Walker — and WWE’s McMahon?

Is it mere coincidence that much of the Final Four play is coming down to teams from states with potential Republican candidates for president in 2016? There’s Florida’s Jeb Bush: Final four! Way to go, Florida and @UFCoachBillyD! #MarchMadness —...

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Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes's campaign event on Feb. 25, 2014 in Louisville.

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Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes's campaign event on Feb. 25, 2014 in Louisville.

McConnell Welcomes Clinton, Again

Mitch McConnell says he’s happy to have Bill Clinton in Kentucky. The former president has gone there to campaign for the Democrat hoping to unseat the Senate’s minority leader in November, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. He went...

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Matt Bevin of Louisville, Ky., speaks during the 133rd Annual Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky., on Aug. 3, 2013.

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Matt Bevin of Louisville, Ky., speaks during the 133rd Annual Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky., on Aug. 3, 2013.

McConnell’s ‘Blank Check:’ — ‘It’s Not My Money,’ Rival Mocks

Sen. Mitch McConnell’s decision to support a “clean” increase of the debt-ceiling opened the door for Republican challenger Matt Bevin back home in Kentucky. He wasted little time. “Once again #McConnell caves to the left, and votes to break conservative...

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In this image provided by the National Corvette Museum shows several cars that collapsed into a sinkhole on Feb. 12, 2014, in Bowling Green, Ky.

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In this image provided by the National Corvette Museum shows several cars that collapsed into a sinkhole on Feb. 12, 2014, in Bowling Green, Ky.

McConnell’s ‘Coal Country,’ Where the Earth Eats Corvettes

First Mitch McConnell drew a Tea Party opponent. And Matt Bevin is packing a campaign-backing PAC in his bid for the party’s nomination. Then the actress, Ashley Judd, thought she might move in on the Senate minority leader’s home turf....

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Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, left, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, second left, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, make their way to the front of the chamber ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

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Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, left, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, second left, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, make their way to the front of the chamber ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

McConnell Hit for Debt Ceiling Votes

Updated at 10:02 am EST A new web ad out today accuses Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the chief Republican architect of the last several accords raising the debt ceiling, of voting “like a Democrat” on fiscal issues. The ad...

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to reporters following the weekly policy lunch of the Republican caucus on Nov. 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to reporters following the weekly policy lunch of the Republican caucus on Nov. 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

Team Mitch-elle vs. Alison Oakley

Sen. Mitch McConnell is preparing to defend his seat against, uh, a candidate named Alison. Team Mitch is ready. Somehow, a man has managed to slip into the photo tweeted from “Team Mitch” headquarters (he’s the manager, after all): This...

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