Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer

Politics
11:11 am
Wed July 1, 2015

Comer Lost Republican Gubernatorial Primary Despite Late Surge In Big Donations

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Campaign finance records filed last week reveal a late burst of six-figure donations to James Comer in his unsuccessful bid for the Republican nomination for Kentucky governor last month, with similar sums going to a political organization aiming to defeat the eventual primary winner, Matt Bevin.

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2:26 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

Ky Secretary of State Prepared for Thursday Recanvass

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County clerks across Kentucky will be double checking vote totals tomorrow\today in a statewide recanvass requested by two Republicans.  

Gubernatorial candidate James Comer is seeking a recanvass after losing to Matt Bevin by 83 votes in last Tuesday’s primary.  Richard Heath lost to Ryan Quarles by just over 14-hundred votes in the race for the GOP nomination for Agriculture Commissioner.  While Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes plans to announce the outcomes of the recanvass tomorrow\today, she says the winners will still be unofficial until next month.

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Politics
1:51 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

Al Cross says Gov Race Recanvass Won't Change Much

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State Agriculture Commissioner Jamie Comer is asking for a recanvass after he lost last night's primary to Louisville businessman Matt Bevin by only 83 votes. 

Al Cross, Director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues doesn't anticipate a re-canvass will change the outcome of the state GOP contest. Cross says there's little doubt about the vote count, because it's almost entirely electronic.

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2:26 pm
Wed May 6, 2015

Comer, Bevin Accuse Heiner of Dirty Tactics During Kentucky Gubernatorial Debate

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Louisville businessman Matt Bevin and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer tag-teamed attacks against former Louisville Metro Councilman Hal Heiner on Wednesday during a debate of Republican gubernatorial candidates.

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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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Politics
3:14 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Comer Promises Tuition Reimbursements, More Technical Education If Elected Kentucky Governor

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Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says if he’s elected governor he’d essentially offer Kentucky students a $20,000 degree to University of Kentucky and University of Louisville if they can graduate in four years and then stay in the state.

Comer, who is seeking the Republican gubernatorial nomination, on Thursday unveiled the education plank of his campaign.

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Politics
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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Politics
5:08 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Kentucky Gubernatorial Candidate Comer Calls For Reducing Medicaid Rolls, Repealing Obamacare

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Jamie Comer says he wants Kentuckians off Medicaid and onto private insurance.

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Politics
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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4:28 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Comer Focused on Western Kentucky Ahead Of Republican Gubernatorial Primary

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Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said he’s buckling down in western and southern Kentucky ahead of the May 19 Republican primary election for governor.

Last week, the Bluegrass Poll showed that Comer trails Louisville businessman Hal Heiner by about 8 points statewide among likely Republican voters—but he has a commanding 16-point lead over Matt Bevin in western Kentucky.

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