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Rick Perry, governor of Texas.

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Rick Perry, governor of Texas.

Paul vs. Perry: Never Eye-to-Eye

Leave it to Rand Paul, an ophthalmologist, to comment on Rick Perry’s eyeglasses. “Apparently his new glasses haven’t altered his perception of the world, or allowed him to see it any more clearly,” Paul, the Republican senator from Kentucky eyed...

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Senate Republican Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his wife Elaine Chao wave to supporters after a victory celebration on May 20, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Senate Republican Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his wife Elaine Chao wave to supporters after a victory celebration on May 20, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.

McConnell-Grimes: Ground Zero

Updated at 8:48 and 10:48 am EDT, May 21 The front could not be clearer than it is in Kentucky. The stakes couldn’t be much higher than they are for Washington. The swift and expected victories of two candidates for...

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Senator Mitch McConnell,  Republican from Kentucky, at the Capitol.

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Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican from Kentucky, at the Capitol.

Kentucky Primary: What to Watch

Mitch McConnell is favored to win a Republican primary tomorrow in Kentucky, the first hurdle in his quest for a sixth term in November and the majority leader’s job next January. McConnell, currently the minority leader, is expected to defeat Louisville...

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (R) with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) (L) during a news conference on May 16, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (R) with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) (L) during a news conference on May 16, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

McConnell Features Rand Paul as Kentucky Primary Nears

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, making his closing case to Kentucky Republican voters, is invoking home-state colleague Rand Paul in two television ads that began running today. “On Tuesday, join with Rand Paul and vote for Mitch McConnell,” a narrator...

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Bourbon in Clermont, Kentucky.

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Bourbon in Clermont, Kentucky.

McConnell’s Kentucky Bourbon: Best-Served with Vermouth

Five days before he faces Louisville businessman Matt Bevin in Kentucky’s Republican primary elections, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell won a rare floor victory on an issue near and dear to the hearts of Bluegrass voters. McConnell, who is seeking...

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Matt Bevin, republican Senate candidate for Kentucky, during the Knob Creek Gun Range Machine Gun Shoot Out in West Point, Ky.

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Matt Bevin, republican Senate candidate for Kentucky, during the Knob Creek Gun Range Machine Gun Shoot Out in West Point, Ky.

Bevin Loans $350,000 More to McConnell Challenge

Kentucky businessman Matt Bevin, in an uphill battle to dethrone Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in a Republican primary next week, is turning again to his biggest donor: Himself. Bevin loaned his campaign $350,000 on May 8, raising the amount...

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Coal on barges be pushed down the Ohio River in West Virginia.

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Coal on barges be pushed down the Ohio River in West Virginia.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 3,027

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and three groups aiding his re-election campaign in Kentucky have together aired pro-coal ads 3,027 times. On the Senate floor and on the hustings, Republican McConnell is emphasizing his efforts to protect the state’s struggling...

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