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By MANDY McCLAREN

Sarah Jordan wants you to know her father’s name.

The American Bar Association had rated the new nominee, Judge Justin Walker, as unqualified, but he has strong conservative support

By KARL HULSE

The fight between the Bevin administration and Lt. Gov. Hampton and her staff turned into a tag-team wrestling match over the weekend, with multiple players jumping into the ring with public accusations and counter-accusations.

The tag-team members

Before we lay out the events, it’s important to know the players and their roles. At the top, of course, are Governor Matt Bevin and Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton. Observing from the shadows is Senator Mitch McConnell.

You “can’t tell the players without a program.” So, here is your wrestling program:

Or at least he won’t let Congress do anything to stop it.

By JAMELLE BOUIE

Why won’t Mitch McConnell protect our elections from outside interference?

His Republican colleagues in the Senate want to do something. That’s why some of the most conservative members of his caucus are working with Democrats to improve the nation’s election security.

“I THINK you might want to listen; there isn’t anything wrong with listening. If somebody called from a country, Norway, ‘We have information on your opponent,’ oh, I think I’d want to hear it,” President Trump said in a Wednesday interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “You don’t call the FBI. . . . Give me a break — life doesn’t work that way.”

Nasty GOP Family Feud Between Bevin and His Own Lt. Governor Gets Worse

Kentucky Democratic Party

By FORWARD KENTUCKY

In an effort to collaborate and to head off a disastrous increase in pension contributions for public agencies across the Commonwealth, the House Democratic Caucus leadership sent a letter to Governor Bevin on Wednesday inviting him to meet with the caucus and discuss their concerns with his pension bill. In reply, the governor called the offer a “political stunt,” and said that Democrats were “kicking the can down the road … as you have done for 20 years.”

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sMitch McConnell has been described as "opaque," "drab," and even "dull." He is one of the least popular - and most polarizing - politicians in the country. So how did he win eight consecutive elections? And what does it tell us about how he operates?

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