2012 election http://wkms.org en Pendleton Officially Concedes Race http://wkms.org/post/pendleton-officially-concedes-race <p></p><p>Long-time state senator Joey Pendleton of Hopkinsville has officially conceded the Third District senate race to opponent Whitney Westerfield. Pendleton, a Democrat, requested a recanvass after he lost the election by just under 300 votes. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 17:32:42 +0000 Angela Hatton 24680 at http://wkms.org Pendleton Officially Concedes Race McConnell Re-Elected to Lead Senate Republicans http://wkms.org/post/mcconnell-re-elected-lead-senate-republicans <p></p><p>Kentucky's U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell has been re-elected as leader of that body’s Republicans.&nbsp;Colleagues unanimously chose the Commonwealth’s senior senator yesterday to lead the GOP team.&nbsp; McConnell was nominated by Senators Marco Rubio of Florida and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania.&nbsp; Thu, 15 Nov 2012 14:13:23 +0000 Lisa Autry (KPR) 24542 at http://wkms.org McConnell Re-Elected to Lead Senate Republicans Front Page Sunday 11-11 http://wkms.org/post/front-page-sunday-11-11 <p>At long last, the 2012 campaign season is over, and while the dust is still settling, we’ll speak with two retiring Kentucky state lawmakers, Republican Senator Ken Winters of Murray and Democratic Representative Mike Cherry of Princeton, to help sort out the results. A post-election post-mortem, today on Front Page Sunday from WKMS News.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 17:37:22 +0000 Todd Hatton & Chad Lampe 24402 at http://wkms.org Front Page Sunday 11-11 Secretary of State Receives Recanvass Requests for Third, Seventh District Elections http://wkms.org/post/secretary-state-receives-recanvass-requests-third-seventh-district-elections <p></p><p>The Kentucky Secretary of State’s office has received recanvass requests for two western Kentucky state races. Third district Democratic State Senator Joey Pendleton has asked for a recanvass after he lost to Republican Whitney Westerfield by just under 300 votes. Seventh district Republican House candidate Tim Kline lost by an even smaller margin of just five votes. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 22:43:52 +0000 Angela Hatton 24297 at http://wkms.org Secretary of State Receives Recanvass Requests for Third, Seventh District Elections Pendleton Plans to Request Vote Recanvass http://wkms.org/post/pendleton-plans-request-vote-recanvass <p></p><p>Kentucky Third District State Senator Joey Pendleton plans to request a recanvass after he narrowly lost in Tuesday’s election. Pendleton, a five-term Democratic incumbent, lost by around 300 votes to Republican newcomer Whitney Westerfield. Pendleton tells the Kentucky New Era he owes it to his voters to ask for the recanvass, a process that checks for accuracy. Pendleton adds that if it shows a 150-vote gap or less, he’ll ask for an official recount. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 18:37:59 +0000 Angela Hatton 24278 at http://wkms.org Pendleton Plans to Request Vote Recanvass Conway Reports 183 Calls to Election Fraud Hotline http://wkms.org/post/conway-reports-183-calls-election-fraud-hotline <p></p><p>Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says the Election Fraud Hotline received 183 calls from nearly 60 counties on Election Day. Conway says most of the calls were questions concerning procedural issues and voting machines. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:11:40 +0000 Shelly Baskin & The Associated Press 24258 at http://wkms.org Conway Reports 183 Calls to Election Fraud Hotline Democrats Keep Kentucky House, But Become a 2014 Target http://wkms.org/post/democrats-keep-kentucky-house-become-2014-target <p></p><p><font size="2">Kentucky Democrats successfully defended their control of the state House -- but they're now stranded on a political island.<font size="2"> </font>It appears that Republicans will take control of the Arkansas House of Representatives, leaving Kentucky as the only southern state with a Democratic-controlled House.<font size="2"> </font>And that will make Kentucky House Democrats a big blue target in future years.<font size="2"> </font>The Kentucky state House will remain in Democratic control for at least two more years, when all 100 seats in the body are back on the ballot.</font><br> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 22:12:36 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 24242 at http://wkms.org Democrats Keep Kentucky House, But Become a 2014 Target Cherry, Winters Discuss 2012 Ky. Election Results http://wkms.org/post/cherry-winters-discuss-2012-ky-election-results <p></p><p>Princeton's retiring democratic State Representative Mike Cherry says President Barack Obama’s unpopularity in western Kentucky made a difference in state races. Four of five open races in western Kentucky, including Cherry’s fourth district seat, went to Republicans. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 20:07:11 +0000 Angela Hatton & Chad Lampe 24231 at http://wkms.org Cherry, Winters Discuss 2012 Ky. Election Results Conway: Kentucky Democrats Suffer No Long-Term Damage After Ben Chandler Loss http://wkms.org/post/conway-kentucky-democrats-suffer-no-long-term-damage-after-ben-chandler-loss <p></p><p><font size="2">Democratic Rep. Ben Chandler's defeat in his re-election bid Tuesday&nbsp; won't&nbsp; hinder the Kentucky Democratic Party in future years, a party leader said.<br><br>But Attorney General Jack Conway also said he’s upset that Kentucky will have only one Democratic congressman for the next two years -- Rep. John Yarmuth in the Third District.</font><br> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 17:07:21 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 24221 at http://wkms.org Conway: Kentucky Democrats Suffer No Long-Term Damage After Ben Chandler Loss The Morning Cram [56th quadrennial peaceful revolution edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-56th-quadrennial-peaceful-revolution-edition <p></p><p><strong>From NPR: </strong>Winning matters. Having earned a second term, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/11/07/164444409/for-obama-vindication-but-not-a-mandate">President Obama</a> will attempt to build on and expand the agenda from his first, launching new initiatives on tax policy, education and immigration. But having won the popular vote by a bare majority — and still facing a divided Congress — Obama may find it difficult to gather momentum for his policies. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 15:12:43 +0000 Shelly Baskin 24216 at http://wkms.org The Morning Cram [56th quadrennial peaceful revolution edition]