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McConnell's Campaign Manager Resigns

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign manager, Jesse Benton, resigned Friday after being mentioned in court documents in relation to the Ron Paul campaign in 2012 illegally paying a former Iowa GOP state lawmaker to switch his endorsement from Michelle Bachmann to Paul. Show More Summary

Poll: Sen. Mitch McConnell ahead by 4 points in Kentucky

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) is maintaining his narrow lead over Democratic nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes in the Kentucky Senate race, according to the latest Bluegrass Poll from the Louisville Courier-Journal and other Kentucky media outlets. Show More Summary

Ooh Ooh That Smell

We’ve gone almost a whole without pointing and laughing at Mitch McConnell’s campaign, which is about 23 hours too long, so let’s look at the next turd that’s dropped at that shitshow: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) campaign manager, Jesse Benton, announced his resignation amid questions about his alleged role in 2012 Iowa bribery [Read more...]

McConnell Campaign Manager Out Amid Controversy

In a story initially and doggedly pursued by former Breitbart News staffer, Lee Stranhan, Jesse Benton has resigned as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager "citing potential distractions over renewed attention to...Show More Summary

GOP Sen. McConnell's campaign manager resigns

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign manager resigned Friday amid fallout from a scandal in Iowa involving a presidential campaign he worked for in 2012. Jesse Benton said he didn't want to become a distraction as McConnell tries to win a tough re-election campaign in Kentucky.

Mitch McConnell campaign manager resigns in fallout from Iowa case

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, locked in a fierce reelection fight in Kentucky, lost the services Friday of his tea party-allied campaign manager, who abruptly quit over a scandal involving the 2012 Iowa presidential caucus...

Mitch McConnell's campaign manager quits in the wake of Iowa and Ron Paul scandal

The campaign manager for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has now resigned his position as a result of the ongoing scandal involving the 2012 presidential campaign of former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell’s Campaign Manager Resigns over Bribery Scandal

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

The Kentucky Herald-Leader is reporting that Jesse Benton, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign manager has said he will resign over a bribery scandal that he fears could become too big of a distraction to the Kentucky Republican's reelection bid.

GOP has learned not to shut down the government

As we predicted, GOP leadership in the House and Senate are squelching any talk of a government shutdown. The Hill reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who’s facing a tough reelection challenge this fall, said turning the lights out in Washington is a “failed policy.” “Remember me? I am the guy that gets us […]

Top Republicans try to downplay shutdown threats. Emphasis on 'try.'

Republican congressional leaders are running around to every reporter in sight to claim that they have no plans to shut down the government. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is all "Remember me? I am the guy that gets us out of shutdowns," and House Speaker John Boehner's people are similarly "ruling out a repeat" of last year's shutdown. Show More Summary

McConnell postures wildly to pretend he's not threatening another government shutdown

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to walk back his threatened plan to force President Obama to completely bow to the Republican agenda or risk a shutdown. McConnell has repeatedly said—both publicly and to a secret gathering...Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell: No More Government Shutdowns

CNN’s Dana Bash extracted a promise from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell not to shut down the government ever again. “So just to make it perfectly clear, you absolutely will not allow the government to shut down either in the near future or if you become Majority leader,” Bash said during an interview with McConnell. Show More Summary

McConnell’s Appeal to Millionaire Donors Makes Case for Constitutional Amendment on Political Money

  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) In this Feb. 6, 2014 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky walks toward the Senate chambers on Capitol Hill in Washington. H e surely did not intend it, but SenateShow More Summary

McConnell: Will Use Budget to Undo Obama Agenda if GOP Captures Senate

If Republicans take over the Senate in November’s election, they will attempt to use their leverage in the federal budget process to roll back President Barack Obama’s agenda, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said at a private meeting in June, according to audio released Wednesday.

McConnell: Obama Would Have 'A Lot of Congressional Support' for ISIS Strike

Wednesday on CNN's "The Lead With Jake Tapper," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) supported President Barack Obama's actions against ISIS saying he would get “a lot of congressional support” if wants to hit ISIS in Syria....Show More Summary

McConnell: Obama's Congressional Bypass with UN Treaty 'Does Serious Damage' to 'Rule of Law'

President Barack Obama’s move to bypass Congress with a new United Nations climate treaty “does serious damage to the rule of law” in America, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told Breitbart News. “Unfortunately, this would beShow More Summary

Secret McConnell Recording Shows Need for Money in Politics Reform

Early this morning, The Nation published a leaked recording of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's remarks at a secret meeting of major conservative donors put together by the Koch brothers. While the first reactions to the recording...Show More Summary

Secret recording shows McConnell making big promises to big donors if GOP takes Senate

Before Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told the world (or at least the readers of Politico) his plan to cripple the government or force a shutdown, he told the secret Koch brothers-hosted gathering of millionaire and billionaire Republican donors about the plan. Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell prays for the health of five Justices on the Supreme Court (there's nine of them)

What about the other four, Mitch? Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, when speaking behind what he thought were closed doors at the Koch brothers' retreat for the ultra-rich last June: The best Supreme Court in anybody’s memory... Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell gets $22,500 in donations days after taking Delta Airlines executive to breakfast

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday, explaining why he doesn't bother going to Senate Agriculture Committee hearings on issues important to his home state of Kentucky: "If you’re the leader of one of the parties, honestly...Show More Summary

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