Literally speaking, when wounded Vietnam veteran and cancer survivor Charles Erwin appears in the latest Vote Vets ad and tells Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell that McConnell hasn't done his duty, he's talking about McConnell's...Show More Summary
Something definitely smells Wowza. In a late Friday news dump right before the start of the three-day holiday weekend, Mitch McConnell campaign manager Jesse Benton resigned because of his connections to a bribery scandal involving the 2012 GOP presidential primary. Show More Summary
The following diaries are examples of this week's Election Diary Rescue. This post features a collection of 50 diaries. (KY-Sen) What you need to know about Mitch McConnell and Jesse Benton by zenofmconnell - Mitch McConnel (R) is in the fight of his life against Alison Lundergan Grimes (D). Show More Summary
Will Mitch McConnell keep his job? Will a Palinesque conspiracy theorist triumph in Iowa? Find out in November, when control of the Senate is decided!
Just a couple of months away from the November elections, Republican U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell is inching up in the polls. A poll conducted by SurveyUSA for The Courier-Journal found that McConnell is still gaining on his Democratic...Show More Summary
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
U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager Jesse Benton has quit the campaign with the clock counting down to the Nov. 4 general election against Democratic Attorney General Alison Lundergan Grimes. According to POLITICO, Benton was involved in the presidential race of former U.S. Show More Summary
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
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...]
This is how the world ends, not with a bang but a whimper. - TS Eliot With a pathetic and weak resignation letter, Mitch McConnell's campaign manager, Jesse Bentonm whimpered his way out of McConnell's 2014 campaign and not a moment too soon. Benton has a long, storied history of lies, half-truths, thuggery, and misbehavior. Show More Summary
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
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.
The campaign manager for Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell’s re-election effort resigned late Friday, citing “false’’ and “unsubstantiated media rumors” about his role in past campaigns that he said had become a distraction to his current work.
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...
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
The revelation earlier this week by Republican Iowa State Sen. Kent Sorenson in federal court that he took bribes from both the Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul campaigns during the 2012 election season in exchange for his support in the all-important Iowa caucus was bound to have some fall-out. Show More Summary
(CNN) – A little more than two months before Election Day, Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign manager, Jesse Benton, stepped down Friday, resigning amid a long-brewing controversy involving Benton's ties to Ron Paul's presidential bid in 2012. "With a heavy heart, I offered Sen. McConnell my resignation this afternoon and he reluctantly accepted," Benton said in […]
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager is resigning as a result of a scandal involving a presidential campaign he worked for in 2012. Jesse Benton said Friday he’s stepping down from his top role in theShow More Summary
After former Iowa state senator Kent Sorenson pleaded guilty in federal court to crimes related to accepting payment from a presidential campaign during Iowa’s 2012 presidential caucus, Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager has resigned. Show More Summary
Mitch McConnell's campaign manager has announced his resignation, effective Saturday, amid questions over his alleged role in a 2012 Iowa bribery scandal when he was working for Ron Paul.