2014 election

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A recanvass of the Calloway County's 2nd District Magistrate race came up with the same results as election night.

Candidate Bill Duncan called for the recanvass after Tim Todd won the race by 41 votes, or 2 percent. 

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Calloway County 2nd District Magistrate Candidate Bill Duncan is calling for a recanvass. He lost against Democrat Tim Todd last week by 41 votes, less than 2 percent of those cast.

County Clerk Antonia Faulkner says the recanvass starts 9 tomorrow morning at the Calloway County courthouse.

What Should Alison Lundergan Grimes Do Next?

Nov 7, 2014

Half of Kentucky voters are against former U.S. Senate Candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes running for governor in 2015, according to a new poll released this week.

A third of the respondents said Grimes should run, according to the Bluegrass Poll from the Lexington Herald-Leader, The Courier-Journal, WKYT and WHAS-11.

Grimes, a Democrat who currently serves as Kentucky's secretary of state, has not said that she would seek the position.

On Thursday, James Comer, the Republican gubernatorial candidate, mused about a potential matchup.

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Following the mid-term election, the political makeup of Kentucky's 100 member House will remain the same. The news pleases House Democrats but is disappointing for GOP supporters.

Republicans have made gains over the years in adding members to the Kentucky House. GOP leaders were hoping this would be the year when the House flipped its majority. But, after all the results came in Tuesday, the breakdown was the same: 54 democrats and 46 republicans. Lexington GOP Representative Stan Lee says a closer look at results will occur.  

One day after GOP candidates gave their party control of both chambers of Congress, presumptive Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate "needs to be fixed" — and that he and his Republican colleagues are willing to work with President Obama on some issues.

We'll update this post with news from McConnell's appearance in Louisville, Ky.

Update at 2:25 p.m. ET: On Obama And The Veto Threat

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Republicans picked up a few more seats in the state legislature. Knoxville teacher and Democratic state Rep. Gloria Johnson fell to challenger Eddie Smith, who got big help from the state’s Republican Party.

Democrat John Tidwell of New Johnsonville was defeated by his Republican opponent – Jay Reedy, a farmer and veteran. The district includes Houston, Humphreys and part of Montgomery County.

The big headline from last night's midterm elections is that Republicans walloped the Democrats, cashing in on enormous discontent about the state of the country to pick up seven Senate seats and wrest control of the chamber.

That, of course, sets up divided government for the next two years: a Democratic president and a GOP-controlled legislature.

Here are six tidbits that tell the story:

Watkins Holds onto 3rd District State House Seat

Nov 4, 2014
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Incumbent Democratic Representative Gerald Watkins held off Republican challenger Randy Bridges, winning Kentucky’s 3rd District State House seat. Watkins says it proved to be a tough race.

“I ran a very positive campaign, but it was very negative against me. And, you know, they felt like they could get control of the House by winning in the west and that’s why I was in the crosshairs,” he said.

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Former 2nd District State Senator Bob Leeper is McCracken County’s new Judge-Executive. 

The independent beat Democrat Jeff Hines by 319 votes to succeed current Judge-Executive Van Newberry.  

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Incumbent Richard Heath will be returning to his second district state House seat.

The Republican won with 9,181 votes over Democratic challenger Jesse Wright’s 6,258.

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