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Both Democrats and Republicans are focusing on a special state House election, which could be the only race this year.

A Super PAC that is helping defend Democrats is Kentucky state House races has raised nearly a quarter of a million dollars.

Kentucky Family Values is helping Democrats beat back the GOP’'s attempt to take control of the House. And one month before the election, the group reported raising $236,000. It still has $190,000 cash on hand.

A Republican super PAC that helped influence the 4th Congressional District primary earlier this year is looking to expand its scope. Americans for Growth, Opportunity and Prosperity was founded by a group of Northern Kentucky businessmen. It also goes by the name Ameri-GOP. The PAC helped Thomas Massie win his congressional primary.

Afternoon Round-Up 9/16/12

Sep 17, 2012

Today on NPR: Krumping is a form of dance that originated in California and — with the help of DVDs and the Internet — has made its way to Dunbar and other kids in the West African nation of Liberia. Founded by freed American slaves, the country embraces all things American.

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The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overrule a Montana campaign finance law is likely to boost the rise of super PACs in Kentucky.

Afternoon Round-Up 6/19/12

Jun 19, 2012
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Today on NPR: Is it bad manners to have technology at the dinner table?

Around the Commonwealth:

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is being scolded for flip-flopping on campaign disclosures.

Today on NPR: A study found psychiatric patients waited an average of 11.5 hours in hospital emergency rooms before being treated or released. That's in part because many hospitals have decided it's not economically viable to keep psychiatric wards open.

Prairie State Politics:

The Illinois House has approved a plan to drop campaign-donation limits in races where super PACs jump in with big money.