Kentucky, Alabama, & Florida

Kentucky: Grimes gets national money. Reversing an earlier decision to switch money from Kentucky’s US Senate race to Georgia, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee poured an additional $650,000 into TV time in the Bluegrass State to help Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) in her effort to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). The latest poll shows McConnell ahead by a whisper-thin 44% to 43%.


Alabama: House Speaker indicted. Mike Hubbard, speaker of the Alabama House, has been indicted on 23 felony accounts, including using his office for personal gain and soliciting favors from “Alabama’s rich and powerful,” says Hubbard, 52, in a Facebook posting, called the charges “a political witch hunt,” noting that the matter had been going on for two years and he was finally charged two weeks before the election.


Florida: Rubio campaigns in 2016 states. US Sen. Marco Rubio (R), a likely presidential contender, has been busy assisting other GOPers’ campaigns, especially in states with early caucuses or primaries in 2016. “I’m hitting the road hard… to help conservative candidates all over the country, from Florida to New Hampshire to Iowa,” Rubio emailed supporters. In Florida, he’s stumping for Gov. Rick Scott, US Rep. Steve Southerland and former state Rep. Carl Domino, who is challenging US Rep. Patrick Murphy.