Frankfort, KY – Last night's state elections were for the most part cause for celebration among state Democrats. Democratic candidates won five of the six state offices up for grabs, with the lone loss coming to Republican James Comer in the race for Agriculture Commissioner. Sixth District Kentucky Senator Jerry Rhoads says that race in particular indicates the voters' focus on the qualifications of the candidates.
"The fact that one of the Democratic candidates did not win in the Ag Commissioner race should tell you that the voters are looking at the quality of the candidates and they're not just voting straight ticket. And that's the way it should be."
Rhoads says he says he believes Kentuckians have sent a message saying they want a steady, conservative fiscal course for the state under the leadership of Governor Steve Beshear. He says more difficult financial times await, but he thinks Kentucky will weather the storm.