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Tue November 8, 2011
Calloway County Democrats' Election Response
By Seth Helton
Murray, KY – Kemp says Kentucky's election may be the beginning of a reversal to the trend of Republican dominated local elections. He has high hopes for the Democrats in 2012 but like many in the nation would like to see more cooperation between the parties.
"I think this election showed with Comer having such a big win (who's a Republican) and having the rest of the slate be elected that people went down by individuals and there was a big difference between each individual. So I think they went down by each individual candidate and I don't think that's going to change, I think that's the way it's going to be nationally."
The Calloway County Democrats were all smiles at their headquarters on Chestnut Street last night. They had a strong showing at the 2011 state elections, losing only the office of Agriculture Commissioner to James Comer. Chairman of the Calloway County Democrats Hal Kemp says though his party won big, that he thinks many continue to vote for the person, not the party.