Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Senate Race Roundup for Tuesday, May 13

Headlines worth noting in the U.S. Senate race today:
  • As Alison Grimes questions Mitch McConnell's performance on bringing jobs to Kentucky, her own record is in play because she has run on the issue, notes Sam Youngman of the Lexington Herald-Leader.
  • McConnell will be discussing Kentucky's heroin problem at a congressional caucus meeting tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. in 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building.
  • The Herald-Leader provides a recently updated searchable database to look up donors to Senate candidates McConnell, Alison Grimes and Matt Bevin.
  • Chuck Todd and Mark Murray of NBC News write on First Read, "Kentucky shines the spotlight on voters’ frustrations with Congress, given Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s re-election bid. In some ways, he may be the national poster child for the 'anger at dysfunctional Washington' narrative."
  • Rolling Stone magazine's Mark Binelli has a long, richly descriptive story on the Senate race, as noted yesterday. It's mainly about the primary and McConnell's relationship with his seatmate, but is definitely worth reading. "Not McConnell, not Grimes, not Rand Paul is a hero here, but it’s a very rich piece that shows how our politics runs long and deep," writes Kakie Urch of The Recovering Politician's Kentucky Political Brief.

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