Campaign Finance Group Targets McConnell

A nonpartisan organization that favors public financing for U.S. elections is targeting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., accusing the lawmaker of being more concerned about keeping his seat than creating new jobs for Kentuckians. Though his re-election bid is another two years away, it has been noted that McConnell ended last year with $4.2 […]

Union Launches New Ads Attacking McConnell Over Highway Bill

A union for construction workers is launching a second round advertisements criticizing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., over the $109 billion highway bill, which has been stalled in the Senate. The group Laborers’ International Union of North America began the ad campaign in Kentucky last week that highlighted crumbling infrastructure in the state. The […]

McConnell: Obama Wants Higher Gas Prices

Speaking on the Senate floor Wednesday, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., criticized the White House’s energy policy, claiming President Obama wants higher gas prices. Across the country the average cost for a gallon of gas is $3.76 and it went up for 27 consecutive days. The Oil Price Information Service projects the nationwide average could […]

Democrats Pounce McConnell for Mentioning Iran War Resolution, Military Force

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nv., advised lawmakers to be cautious about publicly discussing a possible war with Iran after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., suggested the Senate should consider a resolution to would allow President Obama to use military force to prevent the Middle Eastern country from getting nuclear weapons. McConnell said publicly […]

Group Against Electoral College Targets McConnell in New Ad

A group that supports using the popular vote over the Electoral College to elect the President of the United States has launched ads in Kentucky criticizing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for opposing the idea. Calling Kentucky a “fly over state” in presidential races, Support Popular Vote‘s 30-second commercial began airing on Tuesday. It […]

McConnell, Paul Urge President Obama to Support Disaster Declaration

In a joint letter sent to the White House Monday morning, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul urged President Obama to support a request for a major disaster declaration for Kentucky after a number of deadly tornadoes struck the commonwealth. Last week, an outbreak of storms caused damage to several towns, […]

McConnell Mum Over House GOP Payroll Tax Cut Plan

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., declined to endorse a plan by the House GOP to extend the payroll-tax holiday for the remain of the year without paying for it. After months of partisan gridlock that resulted in a short-term extension set to expire February 29, GOP leaders in the House have yielded by offering […]

McConnell Vows Contraceptive Controversy “Will Not Go Away”

Appearing on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged President Obama will face continued challenges from Congress and the courts regarding insurance coverage of birth control. Last week, the president announced a compromise over a rule that required full contraception insurance coverage for female employees at religiously affiliated institutions. […]

McConnell’s Bluegrass Committee Aiming to Take U.S. Senate

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell is once again trying to become Majority Leader. McConnell’s PAC—called the Bluegrass Committee—is in full campaign mode heading into this year’s elections. The PAC raised over $300,000 at the end of last year. It then promptly spent it all, giving most of the money to four Republican candidates for the Senate. […]

Area Lawmakers React to State of the Union Address

Several lawmakers from the region have responded to President Obama’s annual State of the Union address, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who earlier criticized the speech before it was delivered. The responses follow the official GOP reaction from Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and an unofficial one from U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who […]