Alison Lundergan Grimes

  • Keystone XL pipeline part of larger Senate fight

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Alison Lundergan Grimes is the latest Democratic Senate candidate to call for building the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but the Kentucky secretary of state's move doesn't seem to have cost her support among environmental groups who want to unseat Senate Republican Leader Mitch…

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    • Grimes criticizes McConnell over jobs comment

      FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A local newspaper story that quoted Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell as saying it is "not my job" to bring employment to a struggling Kentucky county has unleashed yet another round of feuding in one of the country's most competitive Senate races.

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        • GOP Leaders Are Successfully Fighting Off the Tea Party Rebellion (For Now)

          The real battles may emerge in January 2015, when the party needs to pick the House speaker — and maybe also a new leader in the Senate. Politico has a great look at how South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham effectively built a fortress to ward off any conservative challengers: working to neuter…

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          • The left's secret club plans for 2014, 2016

            Some of the country’s biggest Democratic donors — including Tom Steyer and Jonathan Soros — are huddling behind closed doors next week in Chicago with union bigwigs and progressive superstars like Bill de Blasio to plan how to pull their party — and the country — to the left. The setting is the…

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            • Morning Plum: Conventional wisdom about 2014 takes another hit

              The Upshot has just released a batch of new polls of key Senate races that really scrambles the conventional wisdom about 2014 once again. The polls, however, do suggest that Democrats do continue to have a serious Obamacare problem, though it is not what it appears. The polls find Mark Pryor…

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              • Ky. Senate candidate wants Keystone pipeline OK'd

                FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes called on President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, joining 11 incumbent Democrats as the party tries to keep control of the Senate this November.

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                • Close Races in 4 Southern States Could Tip Senate Power Balance

                  Republicans benefit from voter intensity, but Democrats have advantages, too.

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                  • The 4 big takeaways from the NYT/Kaiser Senate polls

                    File:  Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), holds a pan of raccoon meat at the Gillett Coon Supper in Gillett, Ark. (Danny Johnston/AP) The New York Times and the Kaiser Family Foundation are out with new polls in four key Southern Senate races today. The one finding everyone is talking about is Sen. Mark…

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                      • The Fight for the Senate Is in the South - US News

                        If Republicans are going to win the six seats they need to take back the Senate, the South is one of the party’s most fertile battlegrounds. But in a slew of races stretching from Kentucky to Louisiana, a new New York Times/Kaiser Family Foundation poll suggests that Democrats are holding on…

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                        • Mitch McConnell to hit Matt Bevin on cockfighting

                          Cockfighting has taken center stage in the Kentucky Senate race — specifically, Matt Bevin’s controversial appearance last month at a rally promoting the blood sport — and it’s about to get worse for the tea party challenger aiming to unseat Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). The Senate minority leader plans…

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                          • Anti-Gun Harvey Weinstein Backs McConnell's Pro-Gun Opponent

                            Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has thrown his financial backing behind pro-gun supporter Alison Lundergan Grimes in the race against Kentucky GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell. Even though he’s now an anti-gun activist, Weinstein donated $2,600 to Grimes last month for her general election campaign,…

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