Mitch McConnell

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  Kentucky Democrats, wearing Russian cossack hats and waving Russian flags, continued to embrace the "Moscow Mitch" nickname that went viral last week, chanting it at U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at Saturday’s Fancy Farm picnic.

Democrats in Mitch McConnell's home state are hawking T-shirts with a barbed message — "Just say Nyet to Moscow Mitch" — as they try to capitalize on a bitter dispute involving the Republican senator over election security legislation.

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Throughout his career, Mitch McConnell has relished insults like “Grim Reaper,” “Darth Vader” and “Cocaine Mitch,” neutralizing the nicknames by embracing them.

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Retired fighter pilot Amy McGrath had a bumpy launch to her campaign to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell earlier this month. But in a recent interview, McGrath said she can still unite Democrats and Republicans against Kentucky’s six-term senior senator.

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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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  After losing a congressional race last year, retired Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath has set her sights on toppling Mitch McConnell from his seat in the U.S. Senate in 2020. And she will once again face the challenge of trying to appeal to voters in urban and rural parts of the state at the same time.

During her first interview of the campaign, McGrath revealed a new strategy for Democrats — accusing McConnell of getting in the way of President Donald Trump’s agenda.

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  Amy McGrath, a Marine combat aviator who narrowly lost a House race to an incumbent Republican in Kentucky, has set her sights on an even more formidable target: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he would fill a Supreme Court vacancy in 2020, a reversal from a position he held four years ago.

McConnell spoke to a local business gathering in Paducah on Tuesday. He was asked by an attendee if he would hold hearings for a Supreme Court Justice nominee in 2020 if there was a vacancy. McConnell’s response got some laughter.

  West Kentucky soybean farmers continue to hurt financially from ongoing trade negotiations and tariffs between the Trump administration and China, and other countries. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he recognizes it’s been “a tough couple of years” for soybean producers.