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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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Kentucky Democratic Senate Candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes delivers remarks before introducing former U.S. President Bill Clinton during a campaign event on Feb. 25, 2014 in Louisville.

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Kentucky Democratic Senate Candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes delivers remarks before introducing former U.S. President Bill Clinton during a campaign event on Feb. 25, 2014 in Louisville.

Cook: ‘Perfect Storm’ for Democrats in Obama’s Second Midterm

President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul is “an albatross” for Democrats buffeted by a “perfect storm” of factors including an unfavorable Senate map, the president’s mediocre approval ratings and historical trends favoring midterm election gains by the party opposing the White...

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Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline join the Cowboy and Indian Alliance in a march on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on April 26, 2014.

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Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline join the Cowboy and Indian Alliance in a march on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on April 26, 2014.

Keystone Vote Slipping Away: Hoeven

Keystone supporters in the Senate say they’re seeing their chance slipping away to get colleagues on record on the long-stalled oil-pipeline project. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid promised supporters, including Republican Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota and Democratic Sen....

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