Mitch McConnell edges ahead of Alison Grimes in close Kentucky Senate race

Lexington Herald-LeaderJuly 28, 2014 

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell looks on before the signing of the middle-class tax cut bill by President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., Friday, December 17, 2010.

OLIVIER DOULIERY — Abaca Press/MCT

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has edged ahead of Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes for the first time in a Bluegrass Poll, though the race remains a toss up.

With less than 100 days to go until Election Day, McConnell has taken a two-point lead over Grimes — 47 percent to 45 percent — as Republicans and coal-producing regions of Kentucky coalesce around McConnell, President Barack Obama's favorable ratings remain low and McConnell appears to have neutralized the gender gap.

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