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4:31 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Kentucky GOP Demands Alison Lundergan Grimes Return Campaign Cash from John Arnold

Alison Lundergan Grimes

Originally published on Tue February 11, 2014 11:43 am

The Republican Party of Kentucky is calling on Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes to return campaign contributions from a former state representative accused of sexual harassment.

Last September, Democrat John Arnold resigned amid allegations he harassed and assaulted three statehouse employees.

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1:08 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

4,800 Candidates Seeking KY Elected Posts in 2014


It’s about 4 p.m. outside of the Kentucky Secretary of State’s Office. Here, last-minute would-be senators, representatives, and judges are bottlenecking the doorway, spilling out into the hall and waiting to get their paperwork filled by a harried bevy of clerks. 

The Kentucky Secretary of State’s Office reports about 4,800 candidates are in the running for more than 300 races across the state as the deadline for candidates to file expired Tuesday. 

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11:45 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Kentucky Legislators Receive First Sexual Harassment Training

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Kentucky lawmakers have finished their first-ever training on sexual harassment.

More than a hundred lawmakers heard a lecture from Aime McFerren, a Louisville attorney with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She shared strategies for identifying sexual harassment, and the benefits of preventing it.

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3:59 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Rick Perry To Speak For GOP Fundraiser at Murray State

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Western Kentucky Republicans have landed Texas Governor Rick Perry to headline a fundraiser focusing on efforts to flip control of the Kentucky House. 

Calloway County GOP Chairman Greg DeLancey says that Perry will speak at the March 15th event at Murray State University. 

Perry is the longest-serving governor in Texas history and is seen as a potential GOP presidential candidate in 2016, following a failed bid in 2012. 

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10:17 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Court Filing: Former Kentucky Rep. John Arnold Allegedly Inappropriately Touched House Colleague

Former Kentucky state Rep. John Arnold allegedly inappropriately touched a House colleague, according to new filings in asexual harassment civil suit by two Statehouse staff members.
Credit Jonathan Meador/WFPL News

In a pair of responses to discovery requests, Legislative Research Commission employees Yolanda Costner and Cassaundra Cooper allege that Rep. Sannie Overly, D-Paris, was inappropriately touched by Arnold.

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3:37 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Arnold Committee Closes Shop

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After nearly four months without interviewing a witness or investigating a shred of evidence, the special House committee investigating sexual harassment allegations against a former state lawmaker voted Thursday afternoon to end its operations.

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5:05 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Stumbo on House District 7 Special Election Fallout

Suzanne Miles
Credit Kentucky Republican Party

Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo doesn't think this week's Republican victory in a special election is a sign of waning Democratic power in the chamber.

Republican Suzanne Miles bested Democratic challenger Kim Humphrey by about a hundred votes in a special election to fill a vacancy in West Kentucky’s 7th District.

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