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McConnell Capitalizes on Attack with ‘Cocaine Mitch’ Shirts

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign is capitalizing on a fellow Republican’s attack, selling “Cocaine Mitch” shirts on his campaign’s website. The shirts appear to have been hot sellers. The Kentucky Republican’s campaign Twitter account said Wednesday that McConnell was closing in on one of his biggest fund-raising days of… Read More

Manchin Only Democratic Senator Not to Endorse LGBT Bill

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is the only Democratic senator who did not co-sponsor an LGBT anti-discrimination bill. 44 Democratic U.S. senators and the two independent senators that caucus with them have signed onto Senate bill 788. The bill sponsored by U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon would add LGBT protections to… Read More

Still, They Persist: Black Lung Advocates Demonstrate At McConnell’s KY Office

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With just days left before a Congressional deadline, advocates for black lung treatment are still pushing Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell to secure funding for miners’ benefits. About two dozen people demonstrated Wednesday near McConnell’s regional office in London, Kentucky, carrying placards reading “Black Lung Kills” and singing along with a banjo tune modified for the occasion…. Read More