Kentucky Democratic Party http://wkms.org en On 'The Rise and Fall of West Ky Democratic Politics' http://wkms.org/post/rise-and-fall-west-ky-democratic-politics <p>There are those of us, of sufficient vintage, who can recall people saying, “If you want to vote in Kentucky, you register as a Democrat.” &nbsp;That always seemed to be a little bit more true here in western Kentucky, the birthplace of Alben Barkley, Wendell Ford, Ned Breathitt, Ruby Laffoon, and Julian Carroll.&nbsp;Of course, western Kentucky is more competitive today politically, but one has to wonder how our part of the Commonwealth became a Democratic bastion in the first place.&nbsp;Dr. George Humphreys is the director of Madisonville Community College’s Muhlenberg campus and an alumnus of Murray State’s History Department. &nbsp;He’s the author of <em>The Democratic Rock of Gibraltar: The Rise and Fall of Western Kentucky Democratic Politics Since the New Deal</em>, slated to come out next spring. &nbsp;He’s on the line today to speak with us about it.</p><p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 21:01:19 +0000 Todd Hatton 34722 at http://wkms.org On 'The Rise and Fall of West Ky Democratic Politics' Marksberry Sues Kentucky Democratic Party, Alleges Favoritism http://wkms.org/post/marksberry-sues-kentucky-democratic-party-alleges-favoritism <p>Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is the presumptive favorite to win next May’s Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, but <a href="http://wkms.org/post/madison-project-pac-endorses-matt-bevin-senate">like Republican Senator Mitch McConnell</a>, it seems she will face more than a token primary challenge.</p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:18:31 +0000 John Null 33547 at http://wkms.org Marksberry Sues Kentucky Democratic Party, Alleges Favoritism Kentucky Democratic Party Raises Almost $58K in March http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-democratic-party-raises-almost-58k-march <p></p><p>The Kentucky State Democratic Executive Committee has reported that it raised nearly $58,000 in March.&nbsp; That's according to paperwork filed with the Federal Election Commission last week.&nbsp;</p><p>The organization has been filing monthly reports with the FEC, disclosing its fundraising and spending. The latest report, which covers a period from March 1 through March 31, shows disbursements of nearly $62,000. It also shows the organization has just less than $42,000 remaining in the bank.&nbsp; Thu, 25 Apr 2013 11:50:26 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 31002 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Democratic Party Raises Almost $58K in March Beau Biden to Speak at Kentucky Democrats' Annual Dinner http://wkms.org/post/beau-biden-speak-kentucky-democrats-annual-dinner <p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">Kentucky Democrats are bringing in a well-connected out-of-state politician to headline their annual state dinner.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 17:42:51 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 30162 at http://wkms.org Beau Biden to Speak at Kentucky Democrats' Annual Dinner Campaign Ads From 3 Democratic Groups Contested For Inaccuracies http://wkms.org/post/campaign-ads-3-democratic-groups-contested-inaccuracies <p><font size="2">The campaign for control of the state House has taken a nasty turn, with radio and TV ads being pulled because of inaccuracies.<font size="2"> </font>Republicans have successfully knocked radio ads attacking their candidates off the air in the Bardstown and Mayfield areas. And they are working on getting TV ads in Lexington pulled down as well.<font size="2"> </font>The areas where the ads were pulled are considered hot spots for state legislative races, where either the GOP or Democrats are hoping to win seats.</font> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 17:59:24 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 23931 at http://wkms.org Campaign Ads From 3 Democratic Groups Contested For Inaccuracies No Kentuckians to speak at Democratic National Convention http://wkms.org/post/no-kentuckians-speak-democratic-national-convention <p>Unlike their GOP counterparts, zero Kentucky officials will take the main stage to speak at this week’s Democratic National Convention.&nbsp; Last week, Republicans heard from three Kentuckians at their convention: Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul and congressional candidate Andy Barr.&nbsp; University of Louisville political science professor Dewey Clayton says Republicans extended their arms to Kentucky speakers, most notably Paul, to bolster up Mitt Romney’s support with the tea party crowd.&nbsp; Clayton says Democrats don’t need Kentucky officials to speak because they know Presi Mon, 03 Sep 2012 12:37:36 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 21632 at http://wkms.org No Kentuckians to speak at Democratic National Convention Observers says Gay Marriage Plank in DNC Platform Won't Likely Affect Kentucky Democrats http://wkms.org/post/observers-says-gay-marriage-plank-dnc-platform-wont-likely-affect-kentucky-democrats <p><font size="2">The push to add support for gay marriage to the national Democratic platform this year is unlikely to affect elected officials in Kentucky.<br /><br /> Following President Barack Obama&#39;s recent statement in support of same-sex marriage, political observers expect the party to change the platform at this year&#39;s Democratic convention.</font><br /> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 17:52:26 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 20019 at http://wkms.org Observers says Gay Marriage Plank in DNC Platform Won't Likely Affect Kentucky Democrats Kentucky Democrats Focus on the General Assembly http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-democrats-focus-general-assembly <p><font size="2">With no statewide races on the ballot this year, the Kentucky Democratic Party is focusing its efforts on the General Assembly.</font><br /> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 21:26:01 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 18442 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Democrats Focus on the General Assembly