2012 election

Politics
8:13 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Sebree Alcohol Vote Fails

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Voters in Sebree, Kentucky have decided against allowing restaurants to sell liquor by the drink with meals. The Gleaner reports that the measure on yesterday's ballot in the Webster County city failed by a 3-2 margin. The final vote was 270-180.

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7:25 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Illinois Democrats See Rewards from Redistricting

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Democrats in Illinois literally mapped out their victories in the state's hotly contested congressional races. The party won most of the big prizes in districts that had been redrawn to squeeze Republicans out of their districts or throw them into Democrat-friendly territory.

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6:32 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Tennessee GOP Win Supermajority in State Legislature

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Tennessee Republicans have secured a supermajority in both chambers of the Legislature. The GOP in Tuesday's election claimed the two seats necessary in both chambers to gain the supermajority. The margins are now 24 to 9 in the Senate and 67 to 24 in the House, with one independent.

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6:06 am
Wed November 7, 2012

GOP Falls Short in Bid to Take Control of State House

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Kentucky Republicans have fallen well short of their goal of winning 10 seats and taking control of the state House.

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6:03 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Paducah - McCracken County Merger Proposal Shut Down in Landslide

With a 40 percent margin, McCracken County and Paducah residents voted against merging their city and county governments yesterday.

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6:01 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Paducah City Commissioner Gayle Kaler to Serve as Mayor

Paducah residents elected City Commissioner Gayle Kaler mayor Tuesday with nearly 8,000 votes. She ran against write-in candidate Renee Raney.

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12:23 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Watkins Wins Third District House Seat in Ky.

Republican Jason Crockett failed to keep Kentucky's third district house seat republican Tuesday  night. Democrat Gerald Watkins won the third district seat which includes much of McCracken County. Current 3rd district representative republican Brent Housman didn't seek a second term.  Watkins won the race with 59 percent of the vote. Watkins is a Paducah native and has served on the Paducah city commission for six years. He says,

“I think the people of Paducah and McCracken County recognize the hard work that I have done and feel like and have the confidence that I’ll do a good job in Frankfort. So, I’m just really gratified at the kindness, support of the people, my family friends, and the people of the community.”

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Politics
12:13 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Bechler takes Kentucky House 4th district seat

Republican Lynn Bechler turned Kentucky's 4th district house of representatives seat from blue to red  Tuesday night. The fourth district includes Caldwell, Crittenden, Livingston Counties and part of McCracken. Retiring democrat Mike Cherry held the seat for 13 years. Bechler beat democrat Raymond Gianini 57 percent to 43 percent. Gianini conceded the race after the final numbers came in from Livingston County, giving Bechler a 1,200 vote lead in the race.

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Politics
11:54 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Heath Wins Ky. District 2 State House Seat

Graves County Republican Richard Heath has won Kentucky's 2 district state house seat. The second district includes all of Graves county and southern McCracken.  Heath beat democrat Kelly Whitaker with 54 point 8 percent of the vote. Whitaker lost with 45 point 2 percent of the vote but says she ran a good campaign. She says,

“This is not the results that I had planned on or hoped for, and we may have lost this race but we’re definitely not defeated. I’m extremely proud of all my supporters, and the campaign that we have run has maintained a positive approach and we have not been negative at all.”

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11:24 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Westerfield Edges Out Victory Over Incumbent Pendleton

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Republican challenger Whitney Westerfield edged out long-time Democratic Senator Joey Pendleton in yesterday’s vote. Unofficial third district state Senate results show Westerfield with 50.4 percent of the vote, winning slight leads in Christian, Logan and Todd counties.

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