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9:03 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Pew's Latest Look At Voters Finds Many Who Defy Party Labels

Some voters are a lot more complicated than is commonly understood, a new Pew Research Center study suggests. In Denver, an election worker collects a mail-in ballot from a voter on Tuesday.
Ed Andrieski AP

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 7:04 pm

Following up on its recent report on the ever-widening ideological gulf between Americans, the Pew Research Center unveiled its latest sorting of voters into categories based, in part, on the relative strength or weakness of their partisan attachments.

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Politics
2:10 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Democrats Nominate Kay for House Special Election

The Democratic candidate is in place for a key special election in Central Kentucky.

Attorney James Kay of Versailles will run for the Kentucky state House seat being left vacant by Carl Rollins. Rollins is leaving office to work with two state education groups. Kay is the chair of the Woodford County Democratic Party and a legislative aide to Democratic House leadership.

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Politics
11:47 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Kentucky State Legislative Races to Watch

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Election day is two weeks away, and with only one competitive Congressional race (6th District with Congressman Ben Chandler and Andy Barr) and no statewide races on the ballot, this year's politics will definitely be local. 

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Politics
10:29 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Democrats Walk Out of Meeting on Insurance Exchange

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The debate over Kentucky’s health insurance exchange ended with a walkout by Democratic lawmakers yesterday. Democrats were angered over an attempt by Republicans on the joint Health and Welfare committee to declare Governor Steve Beshear's executive order establishing the exchange illegal. 

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Afternoon Update
4:25 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 9/16/12

This is the first generation of Liberians who didn't lose their teenage years in the civil war. More than a quarter of a million people were killed in the 14 years of fighting that ended in 2003.

Today on NPR: Krumping is a form of dance that originated in California and — with the help of DVDs and the Internet — has made its way to Dunbar and other kids in the West African nation of Liberia. Founded by freed American slaves, the country embraces all things American.

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Politics
2:14 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Democratic Super PAC Plans to Influence State House Races

A Democratic super PAC that was active in last year’'s governor’'s race is taking part in legislative races this fall.  The Kentucky Family Values super PAC was started to help Governor Steve Beshear win re-election. The group has now re-formed under new leadership to influence state House races.

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Politics
3:57 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Yarmuth Says Kentucky Delegates Wanted to Show Unified Support for President Obama

John Yarmuth
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As the Democratic National Convention wraps up, Kentucky Democrats are trying to present a more unified front for President Barack Obama.

In this year’s primary, 42 percent of Democrats who cast ballots voted uncommitted rather than for the president. That created a problem for delegates to the party’s national convention, since uncommitted isn’t a candidate.

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Politics
11:50 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Yarmuth Says Several Democrats Could Unseat McConnell in 2014

John Yarmuth
LRC Public Information

One of Kentucky'’s two Democratic Congressmen believes his party has a good shot at unseating U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell in 2014.

So far, many of the state’'s top Democrats have announced plans to avoid challenging the Senate Minority Leader.

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Politics
3:40 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Kentucky Gay Marriage Stance May Not Affect State Democrats

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The push to add support for gay marriage to the national Democratic platform this year is unlikely to affect elected officials in Kentucky.

Following President Barack Obama's recent statement in support of same-sex marriage, political observers expect the party to change the platform at this year's Democratic convention.

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4:26 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Kentucky Democrats Focus on the General Assembly

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With no statewide races on the ballot this year, the Kentucky Democratic Party is focusing its efforts on the General Assembly.

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