Hal Heiner

1:51 am
Sat April 18, 2015

Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Converge on McCracken Co. GOP Dinner

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Three of the four Republican gubernatorial candidates converged in Paducah Friday night to court votes at the McCracken County Republican Party’s Reagan Dinner, held at the Carson Center.

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6:36 am
Thu April 9, 2015

GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Attack Jack Conway For Not Defending Gay Marriage Ban

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Republican candidates for Kentucky governor say presumptive Democratic nominee Jack Conway isn’t fit to serve because he would not fight a challenge to the state’s same sex marriage ban.

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2:38 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

What ‘Outside Money’ Means For Kentucky’s Gubernatorial Primary

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Money supporting Kentucky gubernatorial candidates from outside their campaigns will play a role in this year’s primary—a new development for the state.

The spending from political action committees on the state-level election means voters may see differences compared to Kentucky’s last governor’s race, a political experts says.

One potential change: more negative ads.

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12:18 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

Al Cross on Rand Paul's Presidential Run and the Ky Governor's Race

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The Director of Kentucky’s Institute for Rural Journalism says reports of Senator Rand Paul declaring his presidential run next month in Louisville aren’t surprising. 

Al Cross says Paul is among a handful of Republicans who’ve been waging Presidential campaigns unofficially for months.

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9:05 am
Wed March 11, 2015

Hal Heiner Leads GOP Kentucky Governor Candidates, Poll Says

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Hal Heiner leads other Republican candidates for this year’s gubernatorial election, according to a new poll released Tuesday.

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5:05 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Wednesday Is the Deadline to Switch Parties for Next May's Ky. Primary

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This Wednesday - New Year's Eve - is the deadline to switch your party affiliation for next May’s primary election in Kentucky, due to the state’s “closed” primary system.

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3:51 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Congressman Whitfield Endorses Gubernatorial Candidate James Comer

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Kentucky Congressman Ed Whitfield has endorsed Agriculture Commissioner James Comer in the 2015 Kentucky Governor’s race.

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5:08 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

So Far, Democratic Committee Maintains Fundraising Advantage in House Elections

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State Republican and Democratic campaign committees are receiving scores of cash in advance of the fall Kentucky House elections.

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6:22 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Where Do Kentucky’s Gubernatorial Candidates Stand on Coal and Climate Change?

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As candidates to become Kentucky’s next governor scramble to pledge allegiance to the coal industry, there’s one question they’re not addressing: Does burning coal contribute to climate change?

None of the three announced candidates for governor—former Louisville Metro Councilman Hal Heiner and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, both Republicans; nor Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway—have offered a statement one way or another about whether they agree with the scientific consensus that burning fossil fuels like coal makes the planet warmer and destabilizing the climate.

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8:40 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Kentucky Legislative Hearing Becomes Proxy Battle For GOP Gubernatorial Candidates

Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Len Peters (left) and Assistant Secretary for Climate Policy John Lyons (right).
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FRANKFORT—A state legislative hearing Friday on proposed federal regulations on carbon dioxide emissions became a flashpoint in Kentucky's Republican gubernatorial primary.

Lawmakers on an energy subcommittee heard testimony from Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Len Peters on how the state must respond to regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency, which seek to lower carbon dioxide emissions in the state by about 17 percent by 2030, with a national target reduction of 30 percent that same year.

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