2016 presidential race

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Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are making campaign stops in Kentucky this week.  

Ryland Barton

Ahead of Kentucky’s May 17 Democratic presidential primary, Chelsea Clinton stopped in Lexington on Friday to stump for her mother, Hillary Clinton.

Speaking to about 200 people crowded into Clinton’s storefront field office, the younger Clinton called this year’s presidential election the most important of her lifetime.

Ted Cruz announced Wednesday he is picking former rival Carly Fiorina as his running mate in a last-ditch move designed to shake up the GOP primary race in which he badly trails Donald Trump.

Calling his decision "one of the most solemn choices you make" as a candidate, at a rally in Indianapolis, Ind., Cruz praised Fiorina's business experience, character and past ability to stand up to the Republican front-runner.

"She doesn't get overly excited," Cruz said. "She doesn't get rattled over what is being thrown at her."

The primary elections across five states Tuesday could decide the nominations of both parties.

That's especially true on the Democratic side. (For the Republicans, scroll down.) Bernie Sanders has come a long way, but the Vermont independent is running out of friendly states. Tuesday is no different, as all but one of the contests (Rhode Island) in these Northeast states are closed primaries.

Screenshot, via Mike Pape for Congress' YouTube channel

Republican candidate for Congress Mike Pape has released a new ad in which he pledges to help presidential candidate Donald Trump build a U.S./Mexico border wall if he’s elected as Kentucky’s next 1st District Representative.

You'd be excused if you tuned out in previous years when the actual nominating part of a political convention occurred. Usually it's a pro forma exercise with little suspense, as each state ticks off its vote for the eventual nominee. And that nominee has been known well in advance — at least for the last 40 years, anyway.

But this year a contested convention actually seems possible, if not probable, on the Republican side. It's the stuff of journalists' dreams and political consultants' nightmares.

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The frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination and controversy magnet Donald Trump is due back in Louisville next month.

Kentucky Democratic Party, via Facebook

As the race for the Democratic nomination for president tightens between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the Kentucky Democratic Party now knows how many superdelegates it will seat at this year’s party convention.

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Three protesters who allege they were assaulted at a Donald Trump rally in Louisville last month filed a lawsuit against the presidential front runner, alleging he "incited a riot" by repeatedly shouting for his supporters to "get 'em out." 

Every election, there's that chorus of people who insist they are moving to Canada if candidate so-and-so wins. Everyone knows these people. They're tweeting and Googling about it as you read this. One Nova Scotia island is even specifically appealing to the anti-Trump crowd.

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