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Kentucky Broadcaster Matt Jones Takes Step Toward Senate Run

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Prominent Kentucky broadcaster Matt Jones is planning to take a step toward running as a Democrat for the seat held by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell by forming an exploratory committee. Jones said Thursday he expects to make a final decision on whether to enter the campaign after this year’s November… Read More

McConnell, GOP Senate Resist Calls to ‘Do Something’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is resisting pressure to bring senators back from recess to address gun violence, taking a more measured approach that could very likely result in no legislation, despite wrenching calls to “do something” in the aftermath of back-to-back mass shootings. President Donald Trump is privately calling up senators… Read More

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Sherrod Brown Backs Strickland Over Sittenfeld For U.S. Senate

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U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is endorsing former Gov. Ted Strickland as the Democrat best suited to challenge fellow senator Rob Portman next year. Strickland, a one-term governor and former congressman, announced plans last month to challenge Portman, a Republican. Strickland first must defeat 30-year-old Cincinnati city councilman P.G. Sittenfeld in the 2016 Democratic primary. Sittenfeld… Read More