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Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones says he will decide within the “next few weeks” whether he will run for the U.S. Senate in 2020.

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A television station is pulling weeknight host Matt Jones from the show while he decides whether to seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell next year.

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  Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones is still weighing whether or not to get into the 2020 U.S. Senate race in an attempt to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. But in the meantime, Jones believes Democratic senate candidate Amy McGrath, currently the only challenger to McConnell, is making similar mistakes of past Democrats.

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Former state auditor Adam Edelen and Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones launched a new political initiative Tuesday aimed at rejuvenating the Democratic party in Kentucky.

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A year after Kentucky Sports Radio’s Matt Jones made waves essentially roasting politicians onstage at Graves County’s Fancy Farm Picnic, the event’s leaders have chosen a speaker with conservative credentials as the next master of ceremonies.

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The filing deadline for Kentucky’s May primary elections is just over a week away, and no prominent Democrats have signed up to challenge any of the state’s five Republican congressmen. Likewise, Rand Paul has no high-profile challengers for his seat in the U.S. Senate.

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Rand Paul’s attempt to simultaneously run for two major public offices got a boost this week from the the Kentucky Democratic Party’s implosion.

For months, political observers have speculated that Paul’s shaky White House campaign was hurting his chances of winning re-election next year to the U.S. Senate.

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  Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones has been on a roll.

Following interviews with dueling Senate candidates Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes last year, KSR became a must-stop for candidates looking to reach a different audience.


A popular sports talk show host will serve as master of ceremonies for the political speaking at this August’s 135th Fancy Farm Picnic in Graves County.

Matt Jones is the founder of Kentucky Sports Radio, which in recent years has become a forum for politics. It will fall on Jones to manage the often-unruly crowd between speeches as the race to become Kentucky’s next governor will likely dominate the event.