Democratic Polls Show Mitch McConnell Narrowly Losing

By: Friday August 2, 2013 5:58 pm

If two new polls done for Democratically aligned groups and Democrat challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes are to be believed then Senator Mitch McConnell (R) is currently narrowly trailing in his Kentucky re-election bid.

 

No Conservative Is Safe — Even McConnell Gets a Primary Challenger

By: Monday July 22, 2013 10:50 am

Despite being a solid conservative, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is likely facing a Tea Party-aligned challenger in the Republican primary next year.

Corker Actually Calls Bullshit on McConnell Over Nuclear Option Deal

By: Thursday July 18, 2013 8:50 am

The idea that the minority party has power over routine issues in the Senate is total nonsense. The minority only has power because the majority has maintained a tradition of needlessly giving the minority non-constitutional veto. As soon as the majority decides to end this silly practice, the minority loses all leverage.

Unions Sacrificed in Reid-McConnell Filibuster Deal

By: Wednesday July 17, 2013 6:40 am

While some are trumpeting the deal reached between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on filibustered nominees, the devil is in the details. Part of the deal involved President Obama withdrawing nominees to the National Labor Relations Board, a move one union leader considers a betrayal.

McConnell: Obamacare Is Likely to Be the “Premiere Issue in the 2014 Election”

By: Monday July 15, 2013 12:25 pm

Republicans have grown increasingly convinced that even after it is implemented the Affordable Care Act will remain a successful political weapon for them. Speaker John Boehner has scheduled a vote this week on the employer and individual mandates to try to embarrass House Democrats. On Meet the Press Senate Minority Leader called it the premiere issue of the next election. From MTP:

Filibuster Reform Would Save the Senate, Not Kill It

By: Friday July 12, 2013 11:46 am

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) turned his rhetoric up to 11 by claiming Harry Reid (D-NV) would “kill the Senate” if we move to make it easier to confirm executive nominees to executive branch positions. McConnell’s team even went so far as to tweet a picture of Reid’s tombstone to drive home the point.

How Staggered Senate Elections Are Causing a Serious Headache for Mitch McConnell

By: Friday July 5, 2013 12:45 pm

Democrats are surprisingly excited that Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes decided to challenge Mitch McConnell (R) in next year’s Senate race. While she is technically a top tier recruit, if this were a normal election cycle or if all Senate races took place the same year, this announcement would not garner the same level of attention.

McConnell Tries to Scare Democrats With Threat of Making Senate Actually Functional

By: Wednesday June 19, 2013 5:40 am

Only in the insane world of the Senate would something like this even be considered a possible tactic. To try to stop an effort to end filibuster on just Presidential nominees Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is threatening to end the eventually filibuster completely. From TPM:

Schumer Ups the Senate Reform Rhetoric

By: Friday May 24, 2013 6:35 am

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has joined Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) in again talking about the possibility of Democrats using the nuclear option to curtain the filibuster.

McConnell Calls Obamacare the Biggest Issue for 2014

By: Monday May 20, 2013 7:35 am

The GOP is convinced that the Affordable Care Act will remain a winning political issue for them. On Meet the Press Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said it will be the “biggest issue” in the next congressional election.

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