2012 election

Politics
11:18 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Imes Wins Fifth District Ky. House Seat

Kenny Imes
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Republican Kenny Imes beat out Democrat Hal Kemp for Kentucky’s fifth district state House of Representatives seat. Unofficial results showed Imes with 55.9 percent of the vote, and Kemp with 45.1. The Murray Republican won Calloway County by about nine percent. He gained a near 30 point victory in Trigg County. Imes says though the job is a part-time commitment, he plans to put full-time effort into it.

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Politics
11:13 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Humphries Gains 20-Point Victory Over Hubbard

Stan Humphries
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Republican Stan Humphries enjoyed a 20-point victory over Democrat Carroll Hubbard for the Kentucky first district senate seat. Humphries got 59.3 percent of the vote, and Hubbard got 40.7 percent. Voters chose Humphries over Hubbard in six of the seven counties in the first district. The Cadiz Republican won by the biggest margins in his home county of Trigg, and Calloway County. Humphries says he’ll continue the work done by former first district state Senator Ken Winters.

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Morning Cram
8:29 am
Tue October 30, 2012

The Morning Cram [too close to call edition]

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From NPR: The latest and last NPR Battleground Poll for 2012 shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney holding the narrowest of leads in the national sample, but trailing President Obama in the dozen states that will decide the election.

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Politics
2:41 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Forrester Isn't Running for Tenn. Democratic Party Chairman

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Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester says he won't seek a third term as state party head. Spokesman Brandon Puttbrese confirmed Forrester’s decision to stay out of the race today. Since Forrester became chairman in 2009, the Democratic Party has lost 14 state house seats, three in the U.S. Congress and the governorship.

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Morning Cram
8:46 am
Wed October 24, 2012

The Morning Cram [to bodly go edition]

Steve Silverman helped Google build its new Trekker.
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From NPR: Google's Street View maps are headed into the backcountry.

Kentucky: Kentucky’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement effort resulted in 1,636 citations for drunken driving this year. More than 51,000 Kentucky voters have cast absentee ballots ahead of the Nov. 6 election.

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Politics
8:08 am
Wed October 24, 2012

51,000 Kentucky Voters Have Cast Absentee Ballots

More than 51,000 Kentucky voters have cast absentee ballots ahead of the Nov. 6 election. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says that's on par with the count two weeks ahead of the 2008 election. In Kentucky, voters who are out of town or otherwise unable to get to the polls on Election Day can vote early by absentee ballots. Besides the presidential race, Kentucky has a competitive congressional race in central Kentucky. Voters are also choosing a Supreme Court justice from eastern Kentucky and state legislators across the state.

Politics
3:04 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Second Successful VP Debate Has State Officials Hoping for Presidential Debate Next Time

With the dust settled on this year’s vice presidential debate at Centre College, state officials are praising the work of the school and its surrounding community.

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Politics
7:47 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Tenn. Voter Registration Deadline Monday

Today is the last day Tennesseans can register to vote. Despite the Columbus Day holiday, election offices will be open today in all but two of the state’s counties.  Residents in Lewis and Hickman counties can bring their forms to a neighboring county. Early voting begins Oct. 17th. Voters are required to have a government-issued photo ID to cast ballots under a new state law.

Politics
7:16 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Rand Paul Promotes Compromise As GOP Senate Takeover Chances Dwindle

Whitney Jones

As Election Day nears, it’s becoming less clear who will hold the Senate majority next year. Earlier this year, most pundits were ready to hand over the keys to the U.S. Senate to Kentucky’s senior senator, Mitch McConnell. But now, a GOP takeover looks less likely.

“I know there are four or five seats we think we can pick up, there are two or three we have to hang onto. We might lose one or two of the ones we have to hang onto, but then we might pick up three or four," says Senator Rand Paul.

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Election
7:10 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Tenn. Voter Registration Deadlines

Tennesseans who want to vote by mail this election must register today. Post offices will be closed Monday for Columbus Day, which is also the last day to register to vote in person. Only Lewis and Hickman county election offices will be closed Monday. All others will be open for last-minute registrations. Eight driver service centers will open Saturday to issue photo IDs to allow voters to comply with a new state law requiring identification for casting ballots. The offices will be in Davidson, Hamilton, Knox, Madison, Putnam, Shelby, Washington and Weakley counties.

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