2014 election

Politics
2:34 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Koch-Tied Group's Arrival Points to Increased Interest In Kentucky State-Level Races

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The well-funded non-profit Americans for Prosperity's hiring of a Kentucky state director signals to many political observers outside donors' intense interest in this fall's state House races and beyond.

In a news  release on Tuesday, Americans for Prosperity announced that Julia Crigler, a former political director for the Kentucky House Republican Caucus, would lead its efforts in Kentucky.

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Election
7:10 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Turnout Low In Tuesday's Primary

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Turnout was light in Tuesday’s primary election; just 26 percent of registered Kentucky voters cast a ballot. Little over a quarter of the state’s record 3.1 million registered voters participated in the primary, which decided hundreds of races across the Commonwealth.

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Election
7:03 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Over 200 Calls Made to Attorney General’s Election Fraud Hotline

The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office reports 205 calls to its election fraud hotline Tuesday during the primary. Instances of vote buying and selling were reported in several counties. The bulk of the complaints concern instances of alleged election fraud and procedural questions related to voting. 

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Politics
9:10 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Several New Faces Will Serve as Judges-Executive in Western Kentucky

Two incumbents and several new faces will serve as judge-executive starting next year. The results are as follows:

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Government
6:30 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Leach on Congressional Campaign, Minimum Wage

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The man hoping to be the first Democrat to represent Kentucky’s second U.S. House seat since 1994 says he decided to run for Congress while overseas. Ron Leach is a retired Army major and former special forces medic who lives in Meade County.

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Politics
6:40 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Louisville Man Wants To Be First Muslim Lawmaker In KY

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Listen to this story here.

Kentucky is among several states this year targeted for a Republican takeover. The GOP is hoping to win a majority in the House, a chamber currently controlled by Democrats 54-46. 

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Politics
11:32 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Growing Number of Kentucky Women Running for State Legislature

Originally published on Mon February 3, 2014 3:18 pm

A growing number of women are vying for seats in the Kentucky General Assembly this year.

Of the 220 candidates running for either the state House or Senate in the 2014 election cycle, about 20 percent are women.

That’s a five-point increase compared to four years ago when the same offices were up for a vote.

Observers credit organizations aimed at recruiting and training women to run for public office.

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Politics
3:55 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Rhoads Won't Seek Re-election

State Senator Jerry Rhoads (D)
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Democratic State Senator Jerry Rhoads of Madisonville says he won’t seek re-election this year. 

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Politics
9:07 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Deadline Nears for Switching Political Parties in KY

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Kentuckians who want to switch political parties and vote as Republicans or Democrats in next May's primary have until December 31st to do so.  Voters will be choosing Republican and Democratic nominees for a variety of local government positions, plus judicial seats, legislative posts, and, at the top of the ticket, a U.S. Senate seat. 

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Politics
10:52 am
Mon December 16, 2013

US Representative Whitfield Files For 11th Congressional Term

Kentucky's 1st District US Congressman Ed Whitfield has filed to run for an 11th term.  

The Hopkinsville-native filed his candidacy with the Kentucky Secretary of State’s Office Friday.  

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