Philip Bailey, Kentucky Public Radio
Here are two absolutes about politics in Kentucky: The state is reliably Republican, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is a political heavyweight in his home state. Tuesday, he made only his second appearance at a Tea Party event. Since some of McConnell's hand-picked candidates have been beaten easily in recent elections, he's reaching out to his entire party. Phillip Bailey reports from member station WFPL in Louisville.