2014 election http://wkms.org en Koch-Tied Group's Arrival Points to Increased Interest In Kentucky State-Level Races http://wkms.org/post/koch-tied-groups-arrival-points-increased-interest-kentucky-state-level-races <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">The well-funded non-profit Americans for Prosperity's hiring of a Kentucky state director signals to many political observers outside donors'&nbsp;intense interest&nbsp;in this fall's state House races and beyond.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">In a news &nbsp;release on Tuesday, Americans for Prosperity announced that Julia Crigler, a former political director for the Kentucky House Republican Caucus, would lead its efforts in Kentucky.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:34:01 +0000 Jonathan Meador 41942 at http://wkms.org Koch-Tied Group's Arrival Points to Increased Interest In Kentucky State-Level Races Turnout Low In Tuesday's Primary http://wkms.org/post/turnout-low-tuesdays-primary <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Turnout&nbsp;</span>was light in Tuesday’s primary election; just 26 percent of registered Kentucky voters cast a ballot. Little over a quarter of the state’s record 3.1 million registered voters participated in the primary, which decided hundreds of races across the Commonwealth.</p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 12:10:51 +0000 Jonathan Meador 40716 at http://wkms.org Turnout Low In Tuesday's Primary Over 200 Calls Made to Attorney General’s Election Fraud Hotline http://wkms.org/post/over-200-calls-made-attorney-general-s-election-fraud-hotline <p>The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office reports 205 calls to its election fraud hotline Tuesday during the primary. Instances of vote buying and selling were reported in several counties. The bulk of the complaints concern instances of alleged election fraud and procedural questions related to voting.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 12:03:52 +0000 Jonathan Meador 40715 at http://wkms.org Over 200 Calls Made to Attorney General’s Election Fraud Hotline Several New Faces Will Serve as Judges-Executive in Western Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/several-new-faces-will-serve-judges-executive-western-kentucky <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two incumbents and several new faces will serve as judge-executive starting next year. The results are as follows:</span></p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 02:10:42 +0000 Whitney Jones 40701 at http://wkms.org Several New Faces Will Serve as Judges-Executive in Western Kentucky Leach on Congressional Campaign, Minimum Wage http://wkms.org/post/leach-congressional-campaign-minimum-wage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The man hoping to be the first Democrat to represent Kentucky’s second U.S. House seat since 1994&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">says he decided to run for Congress while overseas. Ron Leach is a retired Army major and former&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">special forces medic who lives in Meade County.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:30:56 +0000 Kevin Willis 39978 at http://wkms.org Leach on Congressional Campaign, Minimum Wage Louisville Man Wants To Be First Muslim Lawmaker In KY http://wkms.org/post/louisville-man-wants-be-first-muslim-lawmaker-ky <p></p><p></p><p>Kentucky is among several states this year targeted for a Republican takeover. The GOP is hoping to win a majority in the House, a chamber currently controlled by Democrats 54-46.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:40:12 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39387 at http://wkms.org Louisville Man Wants To Be First Muslim Lawmaker In KY Growing Number of Kentucky Women Running for State Legislature http://wkms.org/post/growing-number-kentucky-women-running-state-legislature A growing number of women are vying for seats in the Kentucky General Assembly this year.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Shutterstock.com" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201401/shutterstock_148355174.jpg" alt="" /><p>Of the 220 candidates running for either the state House or Senate in the 2014 election cycle, about 20 percent are women.<p>That’s a five-point increase compared to four years ago when the same offices were up for a vote.<p>Observers credit organizations aime Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:32:56 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 38452 at http://wkms.org Growing Number of Kentucky Women Running for State Legislature Rhoads Won't Seek Re-election http://wkms.org/post/rhoads-wont-seek-re-election <p>Democratic State Senator Jerry Rhoads of Madisonville says he won’t seek re-election this year.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 21:55:02 +0000 Todd Hatton 37952 at http://wkms.org Rhoads Won't Seek Re-election Deadline Nears for Switching Political Parties in KY http://wkms.org/post/deadline-nears-switching-political-parties-ky <p>Kentuckians who want to switch political parties and vote as Republicans or Democrats in next May's primary have until December 31<sup>st</sup> to do so.&nbsp; Voters will be choosing Republican and Democratic nominees for a variety of local government positions, plus judicial seats, legislative posts, and, at the top of the ticket, a U.S. Senate seat.&nbsp; Tue, 24 Dec 2013 15:07:36 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 37585 at http://wkms.org Deadline Nears for Switching Political Parties in KY US Representative Whitfield Files For 11th Congressional Term http://wkms.org/post/us-representative-whitfield-files-11th-congressional-term <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky's </span>1st<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> District US Congressman Ed Whitfield has filed to run for an 11th term. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Hopkinsville-native<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> filed his candidacy with the Kentucky Secretary of State’s Office&nbsp;Friday. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:52:02 +0000 Rob Canning 37374 at http://wkms.org US Representative Whitfield Files For 11th Congressional Term