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Kentucky: Lunsford Close in New SurveyUSA Senate Poll

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which has repeatedly claimed that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) is vulnerable this cycle, was excited to circulate a new SurveyUSA poll Tuesday that showed his re-election race to be in a statistical dead heat.

The poll, which was conducted on behalf of several Louisville and Ohio TV stations, showed McConnell leading health care executive Bruce Lunsford (D) by 4 points; however, the poll also had a 4-point margin of error.

The automated polling firm surveyed 626 likely voters Friday, Saturday and Monday.

McConnell outperformed Lunsford by 8 points among men, but he only led by 2 points among women. Voters younger than 35 preferred Lunsford by 11 points, but McConnell outpolled Lunsford among older voters. The survey found that Lunsford’s main base of support was in the Louisville-area ,while McConnell held down the rest of the state.

Pelosi to Help Yarmuth Fill Campaign Coffers

Rep. John Yarmuth (D) is rolling out the big guns as he continues to build his campaign war chest to fend off former Rep. Anne Northup (R) in one of the most hyped rematches from the previous cycle.

On Saturday night, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will appear at a fundraiser in downtown Louisville with Yarmuth, according to the Congressman’s campaign. The cocktail reception and dinner will take place at the 21c Museum Hotel. Proceeds will be split between Yarmuth’s campaign and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Northup was a late entry into the 3rd district campaign this cycle and was wooed into undertaking a rematch by the National Republican Congressional Committee after the presumed Republican frontrunner ended his bid in January, before the state filing deadline.

But despite her late start, the five-term former Congresswoman had more than half a million dollars in cash on hand as of April 30. By the end of April, Yarmuth had raised more than $1.1 million and had about $850,000 in cash on hand.

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