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*{{bluedot}} [[Alison Lundergan Grimes]] - [[Kentucky Secretary of State]]<ref name=sen14>[http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2013/04/mcconnell-remains-extremely-unpopular.html ''Public Policy Polling,'' "McConnell remains extremely unpopular," April 9, 2013]</ref>
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*{{bluedot}} [[Heather French Henry]] - Former Miss America<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/05/former-miss-america-may-take-on-mitch-mcconnell/ ''ABC News'' "Former Miss America May Take On Mitch McConnell" Accessed July 1, 2013]</ref>
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*{{bluedot}} [[Bill Garmer]] - Attorney and former state Democratic Party Chairman<ref name="potential">[http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/07/potential-mcconnell-challenger-to-announce-senate-intentions/ ''ABC News'' "Potential McConnell Challenger to Announce Senate Intentions" Accessed July 1, 2013]</re>
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*{[bluedot}} [[Tom Fitzgerald]] - Environmental attorney<ref name="potential"/>
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===Potential Republican candidates===
 
*{{reddot}} [[Mitch McConnell]] - Incumbent
 
*{{reddot}} [[Mitch McConnell]] - Incumbent
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections in Kentucky

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Pending
Incumbent prior to election:
Mitch McConnell Republican Party
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Race Rating
Pending

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2014 U.S. House Elections

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Voters in Kentucky will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the November 4, 2014 elections.

Kentucky has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in a primary election is limited to registered members of that party.

The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Mitch McConnell (R). McConnell was first elected in 1984.

Candidates

Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Potential Democratic candidates

A poll from Wenzel Strategies conducted June 1-2, 2013 polled 623 people and found Mitch McConnell (R) ahead of Secretary of State Grimes 46 percent to 39 percent. McConnell beat former Miss America Heather French Henry 45 percent to 40 percent and beat Louisville environmental lawyer Tom Fitzgerald 46 percent to 29 percent according to the poll.[4][5]

Media


McConnell's campaign released a new ad pointing to a series of “dirty” attacks by Democratic outside groups on April 18th, 2013 titled "How Dirty"

Kentuckians for Strong Leadership released an ad run on June 26, "Rubber Stamp"

On April 18, 2013, McConnell's campaign released a new ad pointing to a series of “dirty” attacks by Democratic outside groups.[6] It’s the second time McConnell’s campaign has launched an ad playing up the victim angle.[6] After the Progress Kentucky super PAC got in trouble for racially insensitive tweets about McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, his campaign launched another ad featuring Chao.[6]

Kentuckians for Strong Leadership, a super PAC backing Mitch McConnell’s re-election bid, launched a round of TV ads on June 25, 2013 aimed at dissuading Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes from entering the race.[7] She has yet to announce whether she plans to run.[8]

Election history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Rand Paul won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Jack Conway (D) and Billy Ray Wilson (Write-In) in the general election.[9]

U.S. Senate General Election, Kentucky, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRand Paul 55.7% 755,706
     Democratic Jack Conway 44.2% 600,052
     Independent Billy Ray Wilson 0% 338
Total Votes 1,356,096

2008

On November 4, 2008, Mitch McConnell won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Bruce Lunsford (D) in the general election.[10]

U.S. Senate General Election, Kentucky, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMitch McConnell Incumbent 53% 953,816
     Democratic Bruce Lunsford 47% 847,005
Total Votes 1,800,821

See also

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