Potomac Fever

Al Cross: For better or worse, McConnell is consequential

The contrast was stark in the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday. The east side was chaos, as the new, thin Republican majority in the House of Representatives failed to elect a speaker, the prerequisite for doing any other business. The west side was calm and comity, as Democrats kept nominal control of the Senate and its...

McConnell Makes History Becoming Longest Serving Party Leader in Senate

As the 118th Congress came to order Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell made history as the longest serving party leader in the United States Senate. “The greatest honor of my career is representing the Commonwealth of Kentucky in this chamber and fighting for my fellow Kentuckians,” McConnell said on Tuesday. “But the second-greatest honor is the...

Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project Awarded More Than $1.6 Billion in Federal Grants

News Release: FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 29, 2022) – Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced today that the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project was awarded federal funding grants worth more than $1.6 billion, giving the landmark bridge and corridor project the green light to move toward construction....

John Yarmuth: “I won’t miss everything about the Circus”

U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Kentucky, wrapped up a 16-year Congressional career with a final speech from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday. “I won’t miss everything about the circus, and I will miss many, but not all of the clowns,” Yarmuth said. Yarmuth looked back on his time in Congress with...

Rand Paul Runs Ad Showing Charles Booker Calling to Defund Police

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, is targeting his Democratic challenger in the weeks leading up to Election Day in Kentucky. Paul, who is seeking a third 6-year term in the United States Senate, is on television across the commonwealth with a new ad featuring his opponent Charles Booker, in his own words, advocating to defund...

Louisville Fundraiser Supporting J.D. Vance Will Feature McConnell and Paul

A fundraiser supporting Hillbilly Elegy author and Ohio Republican Senate candidate J.D. Vance will take place in Louisville this Friday. The fundraiser is being held by Louisville CEO and investment manager Neil Ramsey, a former backer of Gov. Matt Bevin, according to a widely shared invitation. According to the invitation, Kentucky’s Republican home state Senators...

Craft Bashes Biden, Touts Trump in Fox News Appearance

Taking a break from her campaign for the Republican nomination for Kentucky governor, Kelly Craft appeared on Fox News on Monday to discuss international affairs. Craft, the former United Nations Ambassador for President Trump, joined Larry Kudlow where she took aim at President Joe Biden and lauded former President Donald Trump. “The respect that President...

KFP 4-Pack: Special Session This Week? Threat to Democracy Top Issue in New Poll

‘Threats to Democracy’ Overtake ‘Cost of Living’ as Voters’ Top Issue: Poll For the first time in recent months, registered voters in the U.S. say that the top issue on their minds is the threat facing democracy, according to a poll from NBC released Sunday. Previous NBC polls in March and May showed that the...

McConnell Downplays Chances to Take Senate; Trump Attacks McConnell and Former Transportation Sec. Chao

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is signaling the GOP may not win the Senate this November, which has sparked the ire of former President Donald Trump. “I think there’s probably a greater likelihood the House flips than the Senate,” McConnell said at a Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week. “Senate races are...