2015 Governor Race http://wkms.org en Hal Heiner Announces GOP Bid for 2015 Kentucky Governor Race http://wkms.org/post/hal-heiner-announces-gop-bid-2015-kentucky-governor-race <p>Kentucky’s first candidate into the 2015 race for governor launched his campaign Tuesday. Former Louisville Metro Council member Hal Heiner is seeking the republican nomination.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:50:24 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 39042 at http://wkms.org Hal Heiner Announces GOP Bid for 2015 Kentucky Governor Race PPP: Kentucky Voters Favor GOP Takeover of State Government http://wkms.org/post/ppp-kentucky-voters-favor-gop-takeover-state-government <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Kentucky state Capitol" data-attribution="Credit Wikipedia Commons" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201309/Frankfory_KY_Capitol_Building_at_night.JPG" alt="" /><p>A growing number Kentucky voters want Republicans to assume control of the governor's office and most will support the GOP in state legislative elections, according to a new survey released this week.<p>The results are a good sign for the GOP as prospective contenders for the 2015 gubernatorial contest and Wed, 18 Dec 2013 18:12:54 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 37444 at http://wkms.org PPP: Kentucky Voters Favor GOP Takeover of State Government KY Banker Puts Forth Candidate Ideas For 2015 http://wkms.org/post/ky-banker-puts-forth-candidate-ideas-2015 <p></p><p>Prominent Kentucky banker Jess Correll says he's urging former Louisville councilman Hal Heiner to enter the Republican primary in the 2015 Governor’s race.</p><p>Correll says the former Louisville mayoral candidate reflects Kentucky's conservative values and would lead the state in a new direction.</p><p>Heiner said yesterday he's giving the race "careful consideration" but doesn't have a timetable. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 13:07:10 +0000 The Associated Press 36370 at http://wkms.org KY Banker Puts Forth Candidate Ideas For 2015 Conway: Decision on Governor's Race Will Be Made by Spring http://wkms.org/post/conway-decision-governors-race-will-be-made-spring <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky's Attorney General continues to say he's strongly considering a run for governor.</span></p><p>Democrat Jack Conway was in south-central Kentucky Wednesday, addressing students and civic groups about issues including the state's prescription drug abuse problems.</p><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:27:17 +0000 Kevin Willis 36176 at http://wkms.org Conway: Decision on Governor's Race Will Be Made by Spring James Comer 'Proud of the Before and After Picture' of Kentucky's Agriculture Department http://wkms.org/post/james-comer-proud-and-after-picture-kentuckys-agriculture-department <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Although he’s made no decisions about a run for governor in 2015, Kentucky’s Agriculture Commissioner is sounding like a candidate as he travels the state.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:05:38 +0000 Lisa Autry (KPR) 35997 at http://wkms.org James Comer 'Proud of the Before and After Picture' of Kentucky's Agriculture Department Comer: Stressing Social Issues Not the Key to Election Success for the GOP http://wkms.org/post/comer-stressing-social-issues-not-key-election-success-gop <p>Kentucky’s agriculture commissioner says Republicans need to focus on the economy in order to win statewide office, as opposed to stressing social issues.</p><p>In an interview at WKU Public Radio Wednesday, James Comer said the GOP has alienated a lot of key voting groups by making hot-button social topics the cornerstone of their campaigns.</p><p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 19:50:44 +0000 Kevin Willis (KPR) 33799 at http://wkms.org Comer: Stressing Social Issues Not the Key to Election Success for the GOP What Voters Say About Government and Politics at Fancy Farm http://wkms.org/post/what-voters-say-about-government-and-politics-fancy-farm <p></p><p>The politicians had their time behind the podium at Saturday’s Fancy Farm Picnic. The crowd's chants were heard en-masse. But, individual's cast ballots. So, contributing Producer John Paul Henry spoke with some Fancy Farm attendees away from the political speaking and asked them two questions:</p><ul><li>How has the Government affected you in the last year, good or bad?</li><li>What value do you think the stump speeches at Fancy Farm add to the political process?</li></ul><p>Hear their answers:</p><p></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 03:17:10 +0000 Chad Lampe & John Paul Henry 33684 at http://wkms.org What Voters Say About Government and Politics at Fancy Farm Comer Teases Potential Run for Governor at Fancy Farm http://wkms.org/post/comer-teases-potential-run-governor-fancy-farm <p>Kentucky won’t elect its next governor for more than two years. But Republican Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer all but declared his candidacy at Saturday’s Fancy Farm Picnic, stopping just short of an official announcement.</p><p> Sun, 04 Aug 2013 02:20:01 +0000 John Null 33676 at http://wkms.org Comer Teases Potential Run for Governor at Fancy Farm Comer Keeps Mum on Plans, Touts Sales of Ky. Milk http://wkms.org/post/comer-keeps-mum-plans-touts-sales-ky-milk <p>After the successful <a href="http://wkms.org/post/amended-hemp-bill-passes-kentucky-legislature-comer-ok-result">passage of his Industrial Hemp Bill this year</a>, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer is staying tight-lipped about his plans for the next legislative session, but Comer says rural economic development efforts need to be refocused around agriculture.</p><p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 22:05:47 +0000 John Null 33625 at http://wkms.org Comer Keeps Mum on Plans, Touts Sales of Ky. Milk