Kentucky Democratic Party

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  The Kentucky Democratic Party has named as its executive director a former national leader in the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. Mary Nishimuta worked closely with field staff in Kentucky during last year’s Democratic primary. Sanders and Hillary Clinton were nearly evenly split among the state’s Democratic voters.

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders packed Louisville’s Palace Theater Tuesday night during a campaign-style rally intended to unify and rebuild the Democratic Party after last year’s elections.

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The chair of the Democratic National Committee said that Republican leaders are fighting against the interests of Kentuckians by trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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Kentucky Democrats are looking to unite a divided party at the “Come Together and Fight Back Tour” on Tuesday in Louisville. 


A Kentucky organization that trains Democratic women to run for political office, has selected participants for 2017.

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Republicans running for the state legislature registered many wins in Tuesday’s election.  The victories put the GOP in solid control of both houses of the General Assembly.

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Congressman John Yarmuth has won a sixth term in the House. The Democrat defeated Republican challenger Harold Bratcher and third party candidate Everett Corley.

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Republicans are intent on holding onto a legislative district in south Louisville where a state lawmaker switched political parties to join ranks with Gov. Matt Bevin last year.

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Lurking beneath the headlines of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s bids for president, there’s a battle waging for Kentucky’s state House of Representatives. Democrats have much to lose — it’s the last legislative chamber controlled by the party in any Southern state. Republicans have everything to gain — if they net four more seats, they’ll have power over the entire legislative process in Frankfort.

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Tuesday is the deadline in Kentucky to register to vote in the November 8 general election.