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Republican Senate May Try To Eliminate Social Security

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell would be the Majority Leader if the Senate turns red, and he refuses to state what he’ll do about Social Security. Steve Benen notes that McConnell has been bragging about his 2005 attempt to privatize Social Security. Though he hasn’t mentioned it much on the campaign trail over the past year, McConnell [...]

It seems that the campaign to re-elect amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell is willing to buy pay for enthusiasm from their own volunteers: In an email sent earlier this month and obtained by The Hill, Taylor Bumgardner, a Kentucky Republican Party regional political director, offers volunteers the opportunity to join McConnell on his tour, which launched [...]

Regardless of whether the Republicans win enough seats for a majority in the U.S. Senate, there’s a very real possibility that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will be defeated by Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes. But if the traditional news media continues to miss one of the most damning stories on McConnell, it could [...]

With three weeks remaining, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has pulled its advertising for Alison Lundergan Grimes in her race against Mitch McConnell. “We continue to make targeted investments on the ground and will continue to assess the race to decide on future television buys,” a Democratic source with knowledge of the DSCC’s strategy told [...]

Alison Lundergan Grimes embarrassingly refused to say whether she voted for President Obama at a meeting with the Louisville Courier-Journal editorial board. She doubled down during a debate with Mitch McConnell, continuing the inanity. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democrat trying to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.), once again refused [...]

Democrats are showing surprising strength in key races. The Kansas numbers are the most significant. Independent Greg Orman leads [incumbent Republican Pat] Roberts by 10 points, 48 to 38, in what until recently was seen as a safe Republican hold. The lead for Orman, who won’t say which party he’ll caucus with, comes despite an [...]

After former Iowa state senatorKent Sorenson pleaded guilty in federal court to crimes related to accepting payment from a presidential campaign during Iowa’s 2012 presidential caucus, Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager has resigned. Jesse Benton, the campaign manager for U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, denied complicity in the scandal and blamed “inaccurate press accounts and [...]

Politico profiles the Senate Minority Leader’s plan, should he become the Senate Majority Leader. …the typically reserved McConnell laid out his clearest thinking yet of how he would lead the Senate if Republicans gain control of the chamber. The emerging strategy: Attach riders to spending bills that would limit Obama policies on everything from the [...]

While Mitch McConnell preached to the choir against President Obama at the Fancy Farm picnic in Kentucky, Democratic Senate candidate Alison Grimes focused on her adversary’s poor record. She took him down point-by-point.   Running for reelection in a Red State because you hate Obama more is getting old. Our friends at PoliticusUSA report: Grimes [...]

Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth tweeted out the above chart showing the gains in insurance in his home state (and that of Senator Mitch McConnell who led the fight against Obamacare).  Harold Pollack explains the significance: That map reflects hundreds of thousands of lives changed, in a single small state that went against President Obama, big [...]

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