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Grimes heading to D.C. to raise cash

Alison Lundergan Grimes is leaning on Washington, D.C.-area donors to pump cash into her coffers as polls show her falling behind in her race against Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky.<p>Three liberal Maryland Democrats — Sens. Barbara Mikulski, Ben Cardin and Rep. Chris Van Hollen — will …

Grandfather's stroke centerpiece of new Alison Grimes ad

Now it's about family. A new heartbreaker television ad from the Democratic candidate looking to wrest Mitch McConnell from his perch atop the Republican Party in the Senate makes Medicare a gut issue.<p>The ad describes the struggle of Alison Lundergan Grimes' grandmother after her husband's …

McConnell, Grimes differ on marijuana

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates agree growing hemp is a good thing for the state, but they differ about the cannabis plant's more potent cousin, marijuana.<p>Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes told a statewide radio show on Thursday that she favors having a discussion on whether …

Grimes ad blasts away at Obama and McConnell

Holding a shotgun and shooting skeet, the Democratic candidate out to topple Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell attempts to flip the script in a new television ad.<p>The ad shows Alison Lundergan Grimes blasting away, then pops in a picture of McConnell brandishing a gun upside down over his …

Reid vs. McConnell over ISIL

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is backing President Barack Obama’s view that he can confront the Islamic State without congressional authorization.<p>In floor remarks on Wednesday, Reid took the opportunity to slam hawkish Republicans for taking foreign policy advice from former Vice President Dick …

After 30 years in Senate, McConnell runs as 'candidate of change'

<b>Nicholasville, Kentucky (CNN)</b> - When you first hear his pitch, it defies logic: Mitch McConnell, a 30-year veteran of the Senate, campaigning for re-election as an agent of change.<p>"If you want change, if you're unhappy with the direction of this country, the candidate of change is the guy you're …

Grimes: McConnell tending to China

Alison Lundergan Grimes ramped up her attack on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for missing committee hearings with a new ad Monday that suggests he cares more about raising money and going on TV than doing his job.<p>Previous commercials from the Kentucky Democrat have merely accused McConnell …

McConnell goes soft in new ad

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign has portrayed the 5-term Kentuckian as a leader and deal-maker who doesn’t always give voters the warm-and-fuzzies. But in McConnell’s latest, minute-long ad, released Monday, an African-American woman movingly credits him with rescuing her …

Mitch vs. Alison Isn't Over Yet

WASHINGTON -- Coal miners used to take canaries with them underground, where a dying bird would signal the presence of poison gases.<p>In Kentucky’s Senate race, Democrats think the “canary in the coal mine” for Mitch McConnell might be the arrival of right-wing activist James O’Keefe.<p>A proudly …