As the rhetoric continues over the so-called “fiscal cliff", Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says a permanent debt ceiling increase is “not going to happen.”
McConnell went to the Senate floor to argue against President Obama’s call for authority to permanently raise the debt limit. The Republican from Louisville says giving the President that authority would be a step in the wrong direction and could make it more difficult to reduce federal spending.
Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has ruled himself out as a potential challenger to Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014. Beshear told reporters Wednesday that he has no interest in running against McConnell, but he said he expects a credible Democratic challenger to step forward.
The named bandied about most in recent weeks has been actress Ashley Judd, a household name in Kentucky because of her success in Hollywood and because of her famous mother and sister, country music stars Naomi and Wynonna Judd.
Ashley Judd hasn't ruled herself out as a potential challenger.