MORE KENTUCKY NEWS

McConnell, Grimes comments at forum
Murder case ends in drug plea after witness dies
Second arrest made in fatal eastern Ky. fire
Owensboro delays considering 'fairness ordinance'
Feds say oil spill sheen dissipating in Ohio River
Proposed deal for regional jail falls apart
Ky. man sentenced to life without parole
Education Department seeks student advisers
Billionaire to pay $1.5M fine for Kentucky mines
Corps: Waterway infrastructure improvements needed
New federal mining rule survives court challenge
Groups try to stave off cuts at Fort Knox
Edelen proposes overhauling airport board
No charges planned in deaths of dogs
Stretch of Ohio River reopens after fuel oil spill
Northwestern State has 9 president finalists
Renovations at Southern seminary complete
CEO of bankrupt oil company sentenced to 33 months
TV ads heating up in Kentucky's US Senate race
Human trafficking series explores Kentucky issues
McConnell, Grimes set to appear together on KET
United Mine Workers president Roberts re-elected
Eastern Kentucky man arrested in 3 deaths, robbery
Timber sale proposed for Daniel Boone forest
Land Between The Lakes holding homecoming
Fort Campbell hosting companies actively hiring
Young adults win Ali Humanitarian Awards
Kentucky laws become national models



Kentucky News
News from the region's first prime-time newscast. You'll find it First On Fox!


SENATE-KENTUCKY-GLANCE
McConnell, Grimes comments at Kentucky Farm Bureau forum

Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 5:16 PM EDT


Comments by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes, during their forum before leaders of the Kentucky Farm Bureau on Wednesday:

HEALTH CARE:

McConnell: "It ought to be pulled up root and branch and we ought to start over." — a reference to the Affordable Care Act.

"On the consumer side, it's entirely predictable — premiums are going up, deductibles are going up, copayments are going up, jobs are being lost."

Grimes: "We need to make sure that we have a senator who realizes the law isn't perfect, but we have to work to fix it. ... We have to work to streamline the Affordable Care Act to make sure there aren't overburdensome regulations on our businesses."

IMMIGRATION:

Grimes: "Had Mitch McConnell not stood in the way of comprehensive immigration reform ... we might not see the crisis that we see at the borders today."

McConnell: "I support legal immigration. We need to make some changes in it. It needs to be more merit based, we need to tilt it toward people who can immediately be productive in our country and make a difference."

AGRICULTURE:

McConnell: "The tobacco buyout was a conspicuous accomplishment. We were going to lose that asset, which the government had created, and get nothing for it. And honestly, it's pretty hard to sell anything on tobacco ... in Washington. I did it almost singlehandedly."

Grimes: "You'll hear him talk about work over a decade ago that he did to bring funds here to the commonwealth. But what he won't tell you is that the era of earmarks is over. Kentucky needs a senator that can reach out in a bipartisan manner and deliver for our farmers and farm families."

McCONNELL'S RECORD:

Grimes: "Washington isn't working for us. And after 30 years, regardless of who is in the White House ... the common denominator for the problems we are facing, it's Mitch McConnell. He's the reason the mess exists. He's the reason the president is wrongly using executive orders."

McConnell: "The only deals that have been made on a bipartisan basis during the Obama years, I brokered every one of them."

GRIMES-DEMOCRATS:

Grimes: "I will work with anyone that puts the best interests of Kentucky first and at heart. But you seek to attack our good agriculture jobs, our coal jobs, and you'll find no stronger opponent."

McConnell: "I think it's pretty clear that my opponent would be a vote for the status quo. Her first vote in the Senate would be to re-elect Harry Reid majority leader ... there won't be any votes to push back against the war on coal."










PRIME PICKS

THE BIG BANG THEORY
Tonight at 7:30 PM

The Lizard-Spock Expansion
Leonard inadvertently steals away the new woman Wolowitz thinks is the love of his life



Get 1/2 price gift certificates

Find us on Facebook

Advertisement