The Fix: Kentucky

The top 10 races of 2014: No. 1 (Video)

With the holiday season in full swing and 2014 just around the corner, we have been counting down the top 10 races you need to know about heading into 2014.

Today, we take a closer look at the final entry on our list -- No. 1 overall.

The Kentucky Senate race!

(A big thanks to PostTV’s Victoria Lewis for her work on producing this video countdown.)

Here’s our rundown, which will be updated as we go:

10. Illinois governor

9. Idaho’s 2nd district

8. Alaska Senate

7. California’s 31st district

6. West Virginia’s 3rd district

5. Florida governor

4. Arkansas Senate

3. Florida’s 13th district (special election)

2. Louisiana Senate race

1. Kentucky Senate race

The Beshear-Lundergan family feud in Kentucky, explained

The Beshear-Lundergan family feud in Kentucky, explained

When it comes to political family rivalries, the one between the Beshears and the Lundergans in Kentucky has to rank near the top of the list.

It's a decades-old story with roots in state legislative campaigns that involves two generations of Democratic politicians who have clashed at key junctures and may well lock horns again.

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Alison Lundergan Grimes's underwhelming launch -- and what it means

Alison Lundergan Grimes's underwhelming launch -- and what it means

Alison Lundergan Grimes is taking on perhaps the most fearsome Republican campaign operation in politics: the team of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

That daunting task is what makes her formal announcement on Monday all the more puzzling.

To wit:

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Rand Paul slams Ashley Judd in interview

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Sen. Ashley Judd? Not if history is any guide.

Sen. Ashley Judd? Not if history is any guide.

Actress Ashley Judd is seriously looking at trying to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in 2014, according to a new report from Politico's Manu Raju.

But for Judd, the odds against her are massive. Indeed, if she ran and won, it would likely register as the biggest upset ever for a celebrity politician.

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Mitch McConnell + the Pauls = A political marriage made in heaven?

Mitch McConnell + the Pauls = A political marriage made in heaven?

It’s a story as old as time: two opposing families are brought together when members of each are married.

The Capulets and the Montagues, Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, the Hatfields and the McCoys (oh, wait…).

Today, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has arranged one hell of a political marriage. And in the process, he has cemented his own status as one of the preeminent political survivors of our time.

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Kentucky, Arkansas primaries: Is it racism?

Kentucky, Arkansas primaries: Is it racism?

That President Obama lost roughly 40 percent of the vote in Democratic primaries in Arkansas, Kentucky and West Virginia over the last two weeks has drawn massive national headlines.

Those headlines have drawn a collective eyeroll from Democrats — and many others who closely follow national politics — who ascribe the underperformance by the incumbent to a very simple thing: racism.

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Obama loses 40 percent of the primary vote in Arkansas, Kentucky

Updated at 12:20 a.m.

President Obama lost more than 40 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s Arkansas and Kentucky Democratic primaries, despite little-to-no opposition.

Obama lost 42 percent of the vote to the “uncommitted” option in Kentucky and more than 40 percent to little-known attorney John Wolfe in Arkansas — the latest example of the incumbent president failing to win significant shares of votes in uncompetitive contests.

But it’s not the first time the president has taken less than 60 percent of the vote in a primary this year.

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Three questions in the Arkansas and Kentucky primaries

Republicans and Democrats will pick their nominees for a pair of open seats in Arkansas and Kentucky on Tuesday, while Democrats choose their candidate against targeted freshman Rep. Rick Crawford (R-Ark.).

The trio of House primaries highlight what is otherwise a pretty sleepy primary day in which President Obama’s performance in the Arkansas primary will likely be the most intriguing storyline

For those watching the battle for the House — political nerds unite! -- below are the three key questions that will be answered as tonight’s results roll in.

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The 2011 election: What it meant (and what it didn’t)

The 2011 election: What it meant (and what it didn’t)

There is a tendency among the political press corps — and the political world more generally — to search for the common string that ties together a national election.

At times — the elections of 2006, 2008 and 2010 come to mind — this is not only easy but right. Each of those elections were decided by a set of national issues that drove voters to choose Democrats overwhelmingly in 2006 and 2008 and Republicans equally overwhelmingly in 2010.

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