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The Lonely Turtle: Mitch McConnell's Anti-Minimum Wage Speech Attracts Precious Few Workers

The Lonely Turtle: Mitch McConnell's Anti-Minimum Wage Speech Attracts Precious Few Workers
Mitch McConnell visits Briggs and Stratton factory in Murray, Kentucky and only 40 of the 1000 employees attended. Television stations and newspaper crews were reportedly not allowed access to the event.
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Mitch McConnell's Vision for a More Impotent Union

Mitch McConnell's Vision for a More Impotent Union
Mitch McConnell and the rest of the Republican Party know all too well that a union vote tends to be a vote for the Dems. There's a reason why they use divisive issues like guns and religion to pry precious union votes from the other side of the aisle (66 percent of union members voted for Obama in 2012). It would also be fine if union members just stayed home on election day. However, if they do, this may be the last election that there's even a union for them to identify with.
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The Collusion Won't Be Televised: McConnell Stays Quiet on Koch Brothers, Birchers

The Collusion Won't Be Televised: McConnell Stays Quiet on Koch Brothers, Birchers
“Do you repudiate Richard Fink’s remarks at the Koch retreat this summer?” a reporter asked Mitch McConnell the other day. His chattiness was caught on tape at the now famous Father’s Day fund-raising conclave hosted by Charles and David Koch. But when the scribe aimed a mike at McConnell, mum was the word from the senate majority leader-wannabe. Off the record, McConnell has heaped high praise on the Koch siblings.
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McConnell's Tea Party Problem Could Swing Election for Grimes

McConnell's Tea Party Problem Could Swing Election for Grimes
You’ve got to wonder how many Kentucky Republicans are like Barbara Knott. She just quit the Daviess County GOP executive committee because she’s not for Sen. Mitch McConnell. Knott heads the Tea Party in Owensboro, seat of Daviess County in conservative western Kentucky, heretofore mostly McConnell country.
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The Third Party Foul: Disgruntled Ex-Dem Could Keep Grimes from Unseating McConnell

The Third Party Foul: Disgruntled Ex-Dem Could Keep Grimes from Unseating McConnell
Alison Lundergan Grimes has a real chance to defeat Mitch McConnell in the general election but, assuming Mitch McConnell doesn’t become embroiled in a scandal, she’ll need every vote she can get to beat him. However, progressive Independent senatorial candidate Ed Marksberry might have just enough pull to keep her from winning.
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Keystone Backing Pits KY Senate Grimes Against Environmental Group

Keystone Backing Pits KY Senate Grimes Against Environmental Group
On the same day that an Kentucky environmental group promised a half a million dollar blitz against the Keystone XL pipeline, US Senate Candidate Allison Lundergan Grimes called on President Obama to approve the project, saying that the environmental concerns "have been addressed."
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Surprise! Lawmakers Who Skipped Out on #Up4Climate All Nighter Raked in Millions from Oil Industry

 Surprise! Lawmakers Who Skipped Out on #Up4Climate All Nighter Raked in Millions from Oil Industry
On Sunday, March 2, 398 people were arrested in front of the White House to demand President Obama reject the Keystone pipeline. And less than two weeks later, nearly a third of the U.S. Senate stayed up all night to talk about the necessity to take action on climate change. The #Up4Climate hashtag was a top nationally-trending topic on Twitter during the event. This is proof that the climate movement is making historic ground, and that climate activism works.
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Does Mitch McConnell's Double-Digit Gender Gap Doom Him in November?

Does Mitch McConnell's Double-Digit Gender Gap Doom Him in November?
The headline grabber in the recent non-partisan Bluegrass Poll was Alison Grimes’ four percentage point lead over the Senate minority leader and five-term incumbent. Even so, the story had what we old reporters called a “hidden lead” buried in it: Grimes, Kentucky’s secretary of state, has a 12 point edge over McConnell, among women surveyed. And women make up 53 percent of registered voters in the state.
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Watch Allison Lundergan Grimes Call Out Senator Mitch McConnell on Minimum Wage

Watch Allison Lundergan Grimes Call Out Senator Mitch McConnell on Minimum Wage
Watch as Kentucky Senatorial Candidate Allison Lundergan Grimes calls out Senator Mitch McConnell on his aversion to raising the state's minimum wage.
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Mitch McConnell Holding Captive Audience Meetings With Hospital Employees

Mitch McConnell Holding Captive Audience Meetings With Hospital Employees
In Kentucky, it can be difficult to find out where Mitch McConnell is going to be speaking. Team Mitch keeps that sort of information close to the vest. However, Mitch McConnell loves to brag about meeting with folks after the fact. Even when the meetings are closed to the public — or held for an audience arguably held captive.
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