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The filing deadline for Kentucky’s May primary elections is just over a week away, and no prominent Democrats have signed up to challenge any of the state’s five Republican congressmen. Likewise, Rand Paul has no high-profile challengers for his seat in the U.S. Senate.

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  Despite outpacing Republicans in fundraising, Democrats running for statewide office in Kentucky are still in tight races.

Everyone should be on notice to look out for the unexpected this year in politics.

What usually happens might not be the case this time around.

The rise of anti-establishment candidates, non-prototypical politicians, like Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and Ben Carson is evidence of a clear anti-establishment sentiment. As the Washington Post's Dan Balz concluded in his most recent column:

Tennessee Primary Results from our Region

Aug 8, 2014
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Here is a list of unofficial election results from our listening region submitted by county election commissions to the Tennessee Coordinator of Elections: