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A Vote for Values is a Vote for Trump

Edmund Kozak, This ‘election matters’ — and the choice is very clear, say conservative politicians. In a message aimed squarely at Republicans against Donald Trump or who are hesitant about voting for Donald Trump, congressional Republicans speaking at the 2016 Values Voter Summit described the stark choice facing the nation. While many conservatives opposed to

Sen. McConnell, Grimes to face off in November

 Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes ran victory laps Tuesday in Kentucky as they rallied their party faithful to nominate them for a colossal showdown in November that will help decide which party controls the U.S. Senate. Grimes, Kentucky’s Democratic Secretary of State, rolled to victory over nominal primary opposition. And McConnell easily defeated tea

Tea Party faces uphill battle in latest round of U.S. Republican primaries

 Voters in six states will choose candidates on Tuesday for some of November’s top congressional election races, including another round of crucial U.S. Senate primaries between the Republican establishment and Tea Party favorites in Kentucky, Georgia and Oregon. Tea Party candidates are fighting an uphill battle in all three U.S. Senate contests, which could be

In Kentucky, Senate candidates lay claim to change

In this small Kentucky town near the Tennessee border, where registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans by 2 to 1, Alison Lundergan Grimes and Mitch McConnell had the same message: change. For Grimes, it is changing Kentucky’s senator, who she criticized for voting against raising the minimum wage and blocking measures that would ensure women are

Cruz Senate Stunt Goes Unpunished as Old Tools Don’t Work

 A growing group of Ted Cruz’s Republican Senate colleagues are infuriated with his tactics. So frustrated was Arizona Senator John McCain with the latest, forcing fellow Republicans to take a politically risky vote on lifting the debt ceiling, that yesterday he tweeted a Wall Street Journal editorial accusing the Texas lawmaker of instigating “needless drama

Foes from left, right, try to oust Ky.’s McConnell

Democrats dream of driving U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell into retirement this year, ridding President Barack Obama of one of his fiercest opponents. Tea partyers have the same dream, but they say the Senate’s Republican leader actually is too accommodating to Democrats. This left-right squeeze is forcing McConnell to scrape as hard as ever to raise