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Kentucky County Judge/Executive Assoc.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway’s campaign team is trumpeting the support of several Republicans who have endorsed him instead of their party's nominee, Matt Bevin.

The new wave of "Republicans for Conway" comes a month after the first group, which included Monroe County judge-executive Tommy Willett.

Republican Party of Kentucky chairman and executive director Steve Robertson is stepping down after this November’s election.

Mike Biagi - a field representative for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell - will succeed Robertson. Biagi will take over Robertson’s executive director duties next month.

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  Kentucky Republican Party leaders held a “unity rally” on Saturday to show support for their newly minted slate of candidates for statewide public office.

But not every leader showed up.

Voting rights advocates say a plan that would allow Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul to skirt a state law prohibiting candidates from appearing twice on a ballot could cause problems for absentee voters.

The state GOP has given preliminary approval to a plan to switch from a primary to a caucus in 2016. 

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is encouraging his supporters to get involved in the reorganization of the state Republican Party. Paul e-mailed supporters asking them to take part in precinct elections get county delegates to the state convention where the top Republican Party of Kentucky leaders are chosen. RPK holds its reorganization every four years to coincide with presidential elections. There’s no talk in Paul’s letter about taking over the party, but getting supporters elected to local, county and state positions is a tool the senator’s father, U.S.