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Bill Straub: Will McConnell maintain majority leader status, even if he defeats his Democrat opponent?

To the vast relief of a grateful but beleaguered nation, Senate Republican Leader Mitch “Root-‘n-Branch” McConnell, has made it clear that, should the good folks of Kentucky choose to return him to the upper chamber for the seventh time this November, he would be more than willing to continue to serve as capo di tutti capi of the GOP caucus, whether it maintains its majority for another two...

Bill Straub: Not so fast … Grimes still might have a ‘puncher’s chance’ against McConnell

It’s obvious at this juncture, just a bit less than two months before Election Day 2014, that Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has a modest but swelling lead over his Democratic challenger, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, in his bid for an unprecedented sixth term.   Grimes, who started out hot, has witnessed her opportunities ebb in a storm of critical television ads and...

Bill Straub: Not so fast … Grimes still might have a 'puncher's chance' against McConnell

It’s obvious at this juncture, just a bit less than two months before Election Day 2014, that Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has a modest but swelling lead over his Democratic challenger, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, in his bid for an unprecedented sixth term.   Grimes, who started out hot, has witnessed her opportunities ebb in a storm of critical television ads and...