July 24, 2013 —
It is political theatre at its best and KET has announced it will televise the fracas live across the state.
In our view, the Senate race will be a hard fought, even nasty contest pitting the bare knuckle, big money tactics of McConnell against the organizational skills and personal charm of Grimes, a relative newcomer to statewide politics holding office for the first time.
Democrats see the race as a rare opportunity to unseat McConnell, whose opinion poll numbers are down in Kentucky.
But students of political history know that the wily McConnell has a history of surviving tough races.