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12:16 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Jack Conway Raises $750,000 Towards Kentucky Governor's Race

Jack Conway

Originally published on Tue July 8, 2014 10:35 am

Attorney General Jack Conway has raised more than $750,000 since announcing his campaign for the Democratic nomination for Kentucky governor less than two months ago.

Conway has about $705,000 in cash on hand, according to the campaign's first report to the state election finance registry. He has donated only $1,000 of his own money to his campaign.

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Politics
11:19 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Matt Bevin Mulling Kentucky Governor Bid?

Republican Matt Bevin

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 10:42 am

Former Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin has remained politically active since losing to incumbent Mitch McConnell in the May primary.

In an unexpected e-mail blast earlier this month, Bevin demanded Democratic Governor Steve Beshear speak out against the Environmental Protection Agency's new carbon regulations.

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Politics
10:58 am
Wed June 18, 2014

State Auditor Adam Edelen Won't Run for Kentucky Governor

Adam Edelen

Originally published on Wed June 18, 2014 10:33 am

Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen won't be a candidate for governor in 2015.

Political observers considered Edelen a serious contender. He'd made in-roads toward a run for governor, including courting Democratic donors and nailing down a running mate who was never publicly identified.

Edelen released this statement today announcing his decision:

In 2015, I will be a candidate for re-election as State Auditor.

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Politics
9:17 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Hal Heiner Launches First TV Ad in Kentucky Governor’s Race

Republican gubernatorial candidate Hal Heiner of Kentucky

Originally published on Sat June 7, 2014 9:37 am

Republican Hal Heiner is once again taking the lead in Kentucky’s 2015 gubernatorial contest by launching the first TV ad in the race.

The 30-second spot features Heiner, an engineer and former Louisville councilman, touting hay at his farm along the Jefferson-Shelby county border.

In the ad, Heiner tells voters state government needs a political outsider who is willing to shake things up and stand up against federal regulators.

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Politics
3:29 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Edelen Sets June Deadline for Governor's Race Decision

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Kentucky’s state auditor, Adam Edelen, says he’ll announce in June whether he’ll be a candidate for governor next year.

The Democrat discussed his timetable on Insight Cable’s "Pure Politics."

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Politics
10:54 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Jack Conway is (Officially) Running for Kentucky Governor, and Sannie Overly is His Running Mate

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway officially announced in a video press release on Tuesday his candidacy for governor, adding that he has tapped House Democratic Caucus Chair Rep. Sannie Overly, D-Paris, as his running mate.

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Politics
8:48 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Jack Conway's Bid for Kentucky Governor Imminent

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway

Originally published on Mon May 5, 2014 8:44 pm

Days after the Kentucky Derby another horse race is on the mind of Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway, according to multiple sources.

Conway is expected to announce his bid for governor this week, possibly as early as Tuesday.

Those familiar with the decision have leaked that he has plucked state Rep. Sannie Overly, D-Paris, as a running mate.

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Politics
12:50 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Hal Heiner Announces GOP Bid for 2015 Kentucky Governor Race

Kentucky’s first candidate into the 2015 race for governor launched his campaign Tuesday. Former Louisville Metro Council member Hal Heiner is seeking the republican nomination.  

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Politics
12:12 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

PPP: Kentucky Voters Favor GOP Takeover of State Government

Kentucky state Capitol

Originally published on Wed December 18, 2013 8:21 am

A growing number Kentucky voters want Republicans to assume control of the governor's office and most will support the GOP in state legislative elections, according to a new survey released this week.

The results are a good sign for the GOP as prospective contenders for the 2015 gubernatorial contest and as the Democratic majority narrows in the House.

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2015 Governors Race
7:07 am
Thu November 7, 2013

KY Banker Puts Forth Candidate Ideas For 2015

Prominent Kentucky banker Jess Correll says he's urging former Louisville councilman Hal Heiner to enter the Republican primary in the 2015 Governor’s race.

Correll says the former Louisville mayoral candidate reflects Kentucky's conservative values and would lead the state in a new direction.

Heiner said yesterday he's giving the race "careful consideration" but doesn't have a timetable.

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