In Wake Of Justice Ginsburg’s Death, Protests At Kentucky Home Of Sen. McConnell  Saturday, Sep 19 2020 

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Leslie Marlin stood in front of a row of nondescript brick condominiums in Louisville’s Highlands neighborhood, the home of the city’s best-known politician, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. It was the day after the news that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died from pancreatic cancer at age 87. Marlin held a sign with two lines of Sen. McConnell’s own words. 

“Oh, this is just the quote from Mitch McConnell from four years ago.” she explained. 

That quote, from February, 2016, was scrawled on a number of placards among the hundred or so demonstrators who had gathered here on Saturday afternoon. 


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Kentucky Secretary Of State Says More Election Funding Needed Wednesday, Sep 16 2020 

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Secretary of State Michael Adams says Kentucky election officials need more than $5 million in additional funding to run the upcoming General Election during the coronavirus pandemic.

During a legislative meeting on Wednesday, Adams provided a list of election-related expenses ranging from absentee ballot postage to 1.2 million pens needed for one-time voter use that will have to be paid for by state government.

“I know that’s a lot of money, especially right now, but I think that’s a bargain for a successful presidential election held during a pandemic,” Adams said.


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McGrath: Pandemic Relief Bill Pushed By McConnell Well Short of What Kentucky, U.S. Need Wednesday, Sep 9 2020 

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Kentucky’s Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate says a scaled-down pandemic relief bill unveiled by Republican Mitch McConnell Tuesday isn’t good enough.

Amy McGrath says Congress needs to pass a measure that helps states handle the crushing economic effects of COVID-19.

The Republican measure cuts by hundreds of billions of dollars the $1 trillion proposal the GOP had initially offered, and is significantly less than the $2.2 trillion plan pushed by Democrats.


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Mitch McConnell Now Admits Human-Caused Global Warming Exists. But He Doesn’t Have a Climate Plan Wednesday, Sep 9 2020 

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As the nation decides which party will control the Senate this November, the race in Kentucky stands out for one big reason: It features Mitch McConnell.

Loathed by Democrats across the country as a cynical power broker, but praised by Republicans as a shrewd political tactician, the GOP’s longest-serving Senate majority leader faces a challenge from a well-funded retired Marine lieutenant colonel and fighter pilot who flew in 89 combat missions, including bombings of al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

Climate change is not likely to be a key voting issue in the race. But the candidates have contrasting views and approaches toward global warming in a state with a historic — but drastically shrinking — dependence on mining coal, a leading contributor to climate change. Kentucky coal production in the second quarter of 2020 was down 83 percent from the same period a decade earlier; coal mining jobs dropped from 17,111 to 3,760.


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McConnell Says Banning No-Knock Warrants Is ‘Not An Issue At The Federal Level’ Tuesday, Sep 1 2020 

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Kentucky’s senior U.S. Senator, Republican Mitch McConnell, said it’s not his job to weigh in on whether no-knock warrants should be banned statewide.

McConnell spoke in Lexington Tuesday, when the Kentucky Fraternal Order of the Police endorsed his re-election campaign. He addressed a bill, pre-filed by Democratic Rep. Attica Scott last month. It’s been called “Breonna’s Law for Kentucky” — Breonna Taylor was shot and killed in March by Louisville Metro Police officers carrying out a warrant with a provision that allowed them to enter her home without knocking.

“This whole debate over no knock warrants is a matter of law,” McConnell said Tuesday. “You either allow them or you don’t whether it will be taken up at the state level, I don’t know. But that’s not an issue, I think, at the federal level.”


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At RNC, McConnell Paints Gloomy Future Of Democratic Rule Thursday, Aug 27 2020 

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell addressed the Republican National Convention on Thursday, urging voters to reelect Republicans to the Senate and send President Donald Trump back to the White House.

In taped remarks from Kentucky, McConnell said that as the leader of the Senate, he considers it his responsibility to “look out for middle America.”

“Today’s Democrat party doesn’t want to improve life for middle America. They’d prefer that all of us in flyover country keep quiet and let them decide how we should live our lives,” McConnell said.


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Kentuckians Stump For Trump During Republican National Convention Tuesday, Aug 25 2020 

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Three Kentuckians spoke during the Republican National Convention on Tuesday including Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who praised President Donald Trump and criticized protests that have erupted around the country in recent months.

Cameron is the first Black person elected to statewide office in Kentucky and is currently investigating the death of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman and emergency room technician killed by Louisville police in March.

During his speech, Cameron criticized “the politics of identity, cancellation and mob rule.”


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McConnell, McGrath Call For ‘Lincoln-Douglas’ Debates Thursday, Aug 20 2020 

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Amy McGrath has accepted Mitch McConnell’s challenge to hold “Lincoln-Douglas style” debates ahead of Kentucky’s election for U.S. Senate this year.

McConnell sent McGrath a letter on Wednesday calling for a “socially distanced, Lincoln-Douglas style debate” without notes, props or an audience.

“While the coronavirus pandemic has changed how we campaign in 2020, it is my view that any plans to hold in-person debates between the two of us should not be impacted,” McConnell wrote.


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Kentucky Vote By Mail, Early Voting Expanded Ahead Of November Election Friday, Aug 14 2020 

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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and Secretary of State Michael Adams have announced changes to the November General Election that will expand mail-in voting, early voting and give the state more oversight over how many polling locations are open on Election Day.

Gov. Beshear signed an executive order on Friday putting the changes in place.

Unlike the June primary election, when every Kentuckian was allowed to cast a ballot by mail without an excuse, mail-in voting will be allowed for people who are “concerned with contracting or spreading the coronavirus,” the officials said during a press conference on Friday.


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Louisville Black Voter Group Calls For More Polling Places Friday, Aug 7 2020 

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A group of Black elders affiliated with Black Lives Matter Louisville is calling for more in-person polling places during the November General Election after most Kentucky counties only had one polling place during this year’s primary election.

Rhonda Mathies, a Louisville activist and member of the Voter Engagement Brigade, said that many older Black voters didn’t want to cast ballots by mail and at the same time had trouble accessing the city’s lone polling place at the state fairgrounds.

“We don’t want to see our vote suppressed, and that’s what they’re going to use especially in the Black community. So give us our polls, we need them in our neighborhood,” Mathies said.


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