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1 All Politics is Still Local SOURCE: nationalatlas.gov

2 Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense All Politics is Still Local The State of Kentucky The Candidates The Campaign The Results SOURCE:

3 Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense The State of Kentucky Race/Ethnicity 89.2% White 7.6% Black 1.0% Asian 2.1% Hispanic Occupation 34.8% White Collar 65.2% Blue Collar Median Income $40.1k Partisanship 57% Republican 36% Democrats 04 Presidential Vote Bush +20% SOURCE:

4 Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense The Candidates: Incumbent Mitch McConnell Occupation Attorney Political Experience Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Ford Administration County Judge (chief executive), Jefferson County, Kentucky First Elected 1985 Committees Agriculture Appropriations Rules Intelligence Military Service US Army, 1967 SOURCE: mcconnell.senate.gov

5 Table 1 Congressional Vote Scores for Mitch McConnell,

6 Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense The Candidates: Challenger Bruce Lunsford Occupation Attorney CEO and Chairman, Vencor Political Experience Treasurer, Kentucky Democratic Party, 1979 Candidate for Democratic Nomination for Governor, Kentucky, 2003, 2007 SOURCE:

7 Table 2. Campaign Finance Election Outcomes for Senator Mitch McConnell,

8 Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense The Campaign: The Polls

9 Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense The Campaign: Fans NOTE: Internet access required.

10 Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense The Campaign: Governors NOTE: Internet access required.

11 Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense The Campaign: Bruce Lunsford s Company NOTE: Internet access required.

12 Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense The Campaign: McConnells Iraq War Stance NOTE: Internet access required.

13 Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense The Campaign: How It Works NOTE: Internet access required.

14 Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense Table 3. Kentucky Election Results by Geographic Area, 2008

15 Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense The Results


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