campaign finance

2:52 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

James Comer Leads Republicans in Fundraising For Governor’s Race

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Three Republicans and one Democrat have raised more than $1 million in this year’s race for governor in advance of the May 19 primary election.

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2:28 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Who Are Kentucky's 'Power Players' In Financing Elections?

Originally published on Fri November 7, 2014 10:13 am

Kentucky’s top 10 “power players” in financing election campaigns are mostly Republican Party supporters who dabble heavily in national politics and races in states other than their own.

The 10 biggest political donors gave $4.2 million between them from the beginning of 2011 to this past June 30, according to data compiled and analyzed by the Investigative News Network for the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.

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2:16 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Rep. Waide Files Countersuit to Claims that He Misused Company Money

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A Madisonville lawmaker has filed a countersuit regarding allegations he misused $31,000 of his company’s money to fund campaign activities.

Rep. Ben Waide is the president of Liberty Rehabilitation. His fellow shareholders Lawrence Holmes and Jason Myers charged Waide with using company money to pay for travel and other expenses while pocketing his legislative reimbursement.

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4:19 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Kentucky Candidates Face Confusing Set of Finance Laws


Candidates are now filing to run for office in Kentucky, and they're facing a confusing set of campaign finance laws, many of which have not been updated in nearly 20 years.

Emily Dennis is general counsel for the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance. She told lawmakers today that the tangle of campaign spending laws wastes time and money.

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11:20 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Sen. McConnell Criticized Over Campaign Finance Case Involvement

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has inserted himself into the latest campaign finance case before the U.S. Supreme Court.  

McConnell's involvement has spurred groups opposed to special-interest money in campaigns to take to the airwaves to criticize him.  Non-profit groups Public Campaign Action Fund and USAction launched a television ad Friday across much of Kentucky.  The 30-second ad is critical of McConnell's role in asking the court to strike down limits on campaign contributions.  The commercial warns the result would set off an unlimited influx of campaign cash from lobbyists, bankers and Big Oil executives.  

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