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  • Lexington Herald-Leader
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Past articles by Sam:

[COMMENTARY] Don’t Look Now, but Democrats Are in… Array?!

Editor’s Note: I am truly honored to reproduce this article, originally published on the MeidasTouch → Read More

Sam Youngman: How time flies — a bittersweet farewell

On Christmas night, while I sat with my family in Owensboro, enjoying the peace of the season and the pause in emails that normally flood my phone, I was pleasantly surprised to get a text message from retired state Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott. → Read More

In last debate before Iowa caucuses, Rand Paul takes aim at Rubio, Cruz

With less than a week to go before the Iowa caucuses, Kentucky junior U.S. Sen. Rand Paul returned to the prime-time Republican debate stage Thursday to make his closing argument to voters. → Read More

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray running against U.S. Sen. Rand Paul

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray will file to run for the U.S. Senate Tuesday morning as a Democrat, declaring his candidacy to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul on the day of Kentucky’s filing deadline. → Read More

Despite state of emergency, Gov. Matt Bevin goes to New Hampshire for political event

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin spoke at a Republican presidential forum in New Hampshire Saturday afternoon, less than 24 hours after declaring a state of emergency and activating the Kentucky National Guard to help residents stranded by a massive snowstorm. → Read More

Democrat Nancy Jo Kemper files to run for U.S. Rep. Andy Barr’s seat

Flanked by Democratic allies, Nancy Jo Kemper, a Woodford County minister, filed her paperwork Thursday morning to officially begin her campaign against Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr. → Read More

Sam Youngman: Imagining Jim Gray vs. Rand Paul

It seems increasingly likely that Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, a Democrat, will throw his hat in the ring to take on Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul this year. → Read More

Rand Paul’s one-finger response to debate snub

Kentucky junior U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is mad as hell about being excluded from the next Republican presidential debate, and on Thursday, Paul had one word for the media. → Read More

Rand Paul fails to make main stage for Thursday’s GOP debate

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s struggling presidential campaign was dealt another setback Monday night when Fox Business Network announced that the Kentucky senator failed to meet the polling criteria to be included in this week’s primetime Republican presidential debate. → Read More

Rand Paul, Donald Trump and 9 others set to battle in Kentucky’s GOP caucuses

The Republican Party of Kentucky announced Friday that 11 Republican presidential candidates paid their filing fee to appear on the ballot during the party’s March 5 caucuses to select a presidential nominee. → Read More

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray considering a challenge to U.S. Sen. Rand Paul

After weeks of rumors, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray confirmed Thursday that he is considering a run for the U.S. Senate this year, challenging presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Bowling Green. → Read More

Out but not down, Adam Edelen says his hiatus from politics is temporary

It wasn’t where he was supposed to be Monday morning. → Read More

‘Too early to tell’ if Kentucky GOP’s presidential caucus will be worth it

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to participate in the Republican Party of Kentucky’s March 5 presidential preference caucus, and he’s hoping he never has to do it again. → Read More

Rand Paul says his campaign will ‘shock people’

Trailing badly in the polls with less than two months until the Iowa caucuses, Kentucky junior U.S. Sen. Rand Paul acknowledged Sunday that he would reassess his presidential campaign if he doesn’t do well in the four early-voting states. → Read More

Donald Trump suggests a Senate primary challenge for Rand Paul

It’s no secret that Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is no fan of Kentucky’s junior senator. → Read More

Mitch McConnell says U.S. Senate is closing a year of ‘significant accomplishments’

With his first year as U.S. Senate Majority Leader drawing to a close, Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that “by any objective standard, we’ve had a year of significant accomplishments.” → Read More

Mitch McConnell says Matt Bevin is ‘off to a great start’

Despite their contentious history, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised the job that one-time rival Gov. Matt Bevin has done since taking office Dec. 8. → Read More

After barely making debate, Paul tries to score points

After barely making the cut to join the main Republican presidential debate Tuesday, Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul took aim at Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio to try and resurrect his flagging campaign. → Read More

Matt Jones decides against run for Congress

Matt Jones, founder and host of Kentucky Sports Radio, announced on his show Monday morning that he will not run for Congress against U.S. Rep. Andy Barr next year. → Read More

Sam Youngman: As he returns to Kentucky, Rand Paul faces two starkly different political environments

As he returns to a state made very different by recent elections, Kentucky junior U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is trying to find a spark to lift his hopes in a presidential race made very different by recent terror attacks. → Read More