About Don Weber

Don Weber joined cn|2 when it launched back in May 2010 and soon became a reporter for Pure Politics. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and has spent many years covering everything from politics to sports. Don says he loves meeting new people everyday as part of his job and also enjoys the fact that no two days are the same when he comes to work.

North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp stumps for Grimes in central Kentucky

10/29/2014 08:53 PM

WINCHESTER – North Dakota junior U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp joined in the parade of high profile national Democratic surrogates joining Alison Lundergan Grimes in the final week of her campaign against Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. Heitkamp joined Grimes in central Kentucky Wednesday with stops in Clark, Bourbon and Fayette County where the Senator said she knows the fight Grimes is waging. In 2012, Heitkamp won an open seat for the U.S. Senate in North Dakota by defeating Republican U.S. Rep.... Read more 

GOP's road to attempt to flip the House goes through Owensboro

10/28/2014 12:00 PM

OWENSBORO — The focal point for Republicans in their efforts to take control of the state House come down to taking out one incumbent in West Kentucky where Rep. Jim Glenn ,D-Owensboro, has clung to political life in the past two elections. The race for 13th District House Representative has all of the elements of a premiere race — from hefty campaign accounts, to big spending outside groups leveling negative attacks, shifting voter patterns, and a reclusive incumbent who refused to... Read more 

Northern Ky. House Republicans pre-file bill to combat heroin

10/24/2014 01:47 PM

Two northern Kentucky House Republican Representatives Addia Wuchner, R-Burlington and Rep. Joe Fischer, R-Ft. Thomas, have filed legislation in the Kentucky House of Representatives with the goal of combating the growing heroin problem in the Commonwealth. Both lawmakers said in a statement which was released on Friday that the bill is a comprehensive approach to combating heroin, focusing on treatment, education, and increased penalties and fines for those who sell heroin in Kentucky. “Our Northern Kentucky heroin crisis is a horrendous... Read more 

24th District Senate candidates favor vote on expanded gaming

10/24/2014 11:57 AM

COLD SPRING – Both candidates in northern Kentucky’s 24th district state Senate race favor a constitutional amendment which would let voters once and for all decide the issue on expanded gaming in the commonwealth. Republican Wil Schroder and Democrat Jason Steffen met for their one and only debate on Thursday evening in Cold Spring. They are both vying to replace Senate President Pro Tem Katie Stine who decided not to seek reelection. Steffen, an elementary school principal, thinks that offering limited... Read more 

McConnell urges supporters to influence friends to vote for him

10/22/2014 04:27 PM

VANCEBURG – With 13 days remaining until Election Day, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell told supporters Wednesday at a campaign stop in Lewis County that they have more influence than they think in deciding this year’s U.S. Senate race between him and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes. A crowd of approximately 100 supporters were on hand in Vanceburg for the second of a four city tour on Wednesday of Kentucky coal country — which McConnell has focused on throughout his reelection bid. McConnell... Read more 

Congressman Andy Barr touts outreach in reelection bid against Elisabeth Jensen

10/22/2014 10:09 AM

VERSAILLES — In the 6th Congressional District, former Disney consumer products executive and founder of several non-profits in the state is attempting to knock off freshman U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, a Republican from Lexington. Democratic 6th district Congressional candidate Elisabeth Jensen announced her run for the seat against Barr in June of 2013 , however she has struggled to keep pace with Barr financially and has not attracted support from Washington Democratic organizations. However, Jensen feels that if elected her past... Read more 

Name recognition not a problem for candidates in one of the most competitive open seat races

10/19/2014 09:40 AM

NICHOLASVILLE — When 39th district state Rep. Bob Damron decided to run for judge-executive of Jessamine County, two familiar faces in the district decided to seek the open seat. Political operatives are circiling this race as the most competitive open seat race. The central Kentucky district of Jessamine County is among the most conservative districts in that part of the state, which should favor the GOP nominee Jonah Mitchell, a real estate agent. However, the Democratic candidate, Russ Meyer,... Read more 

State Republican Senate leaders to try again with heroin legislation in 2015

10/16/2014 01:51 PM

NEWPORT — Despite having failed the last two sessions, Senate Republican leaders announced in Northern Kentucky on Thursday that heroin legislation will again be one of their top priorities for the upcoming session and that legislation will target drug traffickers. Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Taylor Mill, will be the main sponsor of the legislation and is currently working with other legislators and professionals to craft a bill which he will file ahead of the upcoming session. “We will deal with three major components.... Read more 

Grimes makes pitch to Northern Ky. Dems for bridge and drug treatment funding

10/09/2014 09:12 AM

NEWPORT – Northern Kentucky may be a Republican stronghold, but you wouldn’t have guessed that if you were in Newport on Wednesday night. Several hundred Democrats turned out at the Newport Peace Bell to welcome Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes to the area. Democrats are recharged after the latest Courier-Journal Bluegrass Poll had Grimes up two points in her race against six-term incumbent Sen. Mitch McConnell. Grimes told the supporters that she has a plan to address the two top priorities... Read more 

Northern Kentucky lawmakers balk at Ohioans on CVG board

10/08/2014 09:48 AM

Northern Kentucky lawmakers disagree with state auditor Adam Edelen’s recommendations that the new makeup of the Kenton County Airport Board, the governing body of the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati International Airport, should include three voting members from Ohio. Edelen testified on Tuesday before the Interim Joint Committee on Transportation outlining his special investigation report that he released last month calling for changes to the makeup of the board to address multiple concerns over governance, internal control and management oversight. Currently, all board members are... Read more 

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