Kentucky Election

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Friday marks the required opening day for in-person absentee voting at Kentucky’s county clerk offices. 

But, the president of the statewide county clerks association doesn’t expect an increase in foot traffic in her Danville office.

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A candidate who barely made it out of the primary ended up leading Kentucky Republicans to one of their most successful election days in recent history.

Matt Bevin will be just the second Republican governor of Kentucky since 1971, a distinction he earned Tuesday with 53 percent of the vote — 9 percentage points better than Democrat Jack Conway. Independent Drew Curtis had less than 4 percent of the vote.

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Louisville businessman Matt Bevin will be the next governor of Kentucky, just the third Republican to hold the office in 65 years. Bevin defeated Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway despite poll results showing Conway with a five point lead a week before the election.

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In an unexpected election night victory, Kentucky Representative Mike Harmon has been elected State Auditor. Harmon, a Republican, defeated Democrat Adam Edelen, who would have assumed a second term had he won Tuesday night.

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Democrat Andy Beshear has narrowly defeated Republican state Senator Whitney Westerfield to become the state’s next Attorney General. Beshear is the son of Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and is just one of two Democrats to win elections Tuesday night. 

2015 Kentucky Election Results (Statewide/Local)

Nov 3, 2015

Updated: 9:15 p.m.  

With 100% of counties reporting in Kentucky, here are the final unofficial numbers from the Kentucky State Board of Elections. Final voter turnout: 30.68%

Governor/Lieutenant Governor 

  • Matt Bevin/Jenean Hampton (REP) - 511,771 - 52.52%
  • Jack Conway/Sannie Overly (DEM) - 426,944 - 43.82%
  • Drew Curtis/Heather Curtis (IND) - 35,629 - 3.66% 
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Matt Bevin, who last year launched a failed primary challenge against U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, has entered the Republican gubernatorial primary.

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A member of the Kentucky House has joined a crowded field of candidates for State Treasurer.

Democratic Representative Jim Glenn of Owensboro says he’d like to help more families become financially literate.

Jack Rose is Murray's Next Mayor

Nov 4, 2014
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The City of Murray has chosen a new mayor. Challenger Jack Rose unseated incumbent Bill Wells Tuesday night in a close race. Just 149 votes separated the pair.

Rose says he felt a weight lifted from his shoulders when he heard the news.

Kentucky's governor and other statewide constitutional officers would be elected in the same year as presidential elections under a bill approved Wednesday in a state Senate committee.