Sannie Overly

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As the race for the Democratic nomination for president tightens between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the Kentucky Democratic Party now knows how many superdelegates it will seat at this year’s party convention.

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Kentucky’s Republican Gov. Matt Bevin went viral Monday with a video he made in the Kentucky State Capitol, chastising the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives for not working to pass his budget. But House leaders and the Kentucky Democratic Party have called Bevin’s video misleading.

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According to RealClearPolitics, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has nearly a quarter of the necessary 2,383 delegates to gain her party’s nomination. But her big lead over rival Bernie Sanders is almost entirely due to pledged superdelegates: politicians or party leaders that will get their own say at this summer’s Democratic National Convention.

Sannie Overly Named Kentucky Democratic Party Chair

Feb 1, 2016
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State Rep. Sannie Overly is the new chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party.

 

Overly also serves as House Majority Caucus Chair, and was most recently Jack Conway’s running mate during his unsuccessful gubernatorial bid last year. 

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  Both candidates for lieutenant governor of Kentucky support ways to enhance education, but they have different ideas.  On KET’s Kentucky Tonight, Republican candidate Jenean Hampton called herself a small government person.

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Kentucky’s lieutenant governor candidates have contrasting views on how the state should handle the financial health of rural hospitals but both agree to rolling back taxes for Kentuckians.  

Republican Jenean Hampton and Democratic candidate Sannie Overly spoke at the Paducah Chamber of Commerce Lieutenant Governor forum Thursday.  

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  The two major party candidates for lieutenant governor on Monday addressed the two-year controversy over sexual harassment in the Kentucky Statehouse.

Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce

  The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Lt. Governor Candidate Forum October 1 at noon.  Republican nominee Jenean Hampton and Democratic nominee State Rep. Sannie Overly have confirmed their participation.

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The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting and The Courier-Journal have filed a motion to intervene in an ongoing sexual harassment lawsuit filed against the Legislative Research Commission by two former staffers of the agency.

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The Kentucky House unanimously passed two bills to combat sex trafficking and child pornography in the state.

One bill would prevent those charged with having sex with a child prostitute from claiming they thought the child was over 18. Democratic Representative Sannie Overly says the bill goes along with legislation working its way through the U.S. Congress that amends federal trafficking statutes in the same way.

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