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

Lexington Herald-LeaderJuly 28, 2014 


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.


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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