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.

Sanders picks up 13 votes in recanvass of Democratic pesidential primary, Clinton still the winner

05/26/2016 03:23 PM

FRANKFORT – Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced on Thursday that a statewide recanvass of votes in the Democratic presidential primary election on May 17 still show Hillary Clinton defeating Bernie Sanders. Sanders, had requested the recanvass after unofficial results on May 17 had him trailing Clinton by 1,924 votes. The results of the Thursday’s recanvass show Clinton leading by 1,911 voters. The 13 vote difference was attributed to provisional votes in two counties as well as a discrepancy in... Read more 

Trey Grayson talks 2016 presidential election

05/24/2016 03:06 PM

CRESCENT SPRINGS – Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President and former director of the Harvard Institute of Politics, Trey Grayson, says that the 2016 presidential election is historic from the standpoint that the two likely nominees, Republican Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, have the worst approval ratings among the general public in the history of polling. Grayson, who served as Kentucky Secretary of State from 2004 to 2011, says that he finds it interesting that Trump is detested by... Read more 

Rare 1825 document signed by President William Henry Harrison found in Boone County

05/23/2016 03:10 PM

BURLINGTON – A document signed by the ninth President of the United States, William Henry Harrison, has been discovered in the collection of the county records stored in the Boone County Courthouse. The document, a bond for an estate from 1825 was discovered by Boone County historian James Duvall, who has been contracted by Boone County Clerk Kenny Brown, to go though the documents and identify, catalogue, and begin to preserve many of the more notable and valuable items in the... Read more 

Democrats challenge incumbent Gerald Neal in 33rd Senate District race

05/13/2016 08:10 PM

LOUISVILLE — Longtime Sen. Gerald Neal, who represents Louisville’s 33rd Senate District covering most of West Louisville and parts of Shively, is facing two challengers in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Charles Booker — who once worked for Neal, chairman of the Senate Democratic caucus, as an aide in Frankfort and a campaign consultant — and retired Jefferson District Judge Toni Stringer, are looking to take the seat that the incumbent has held since 1989. Booker and Stringer claim that Neal is out of... Read more 

Former President Bill Clinton praises the late Senator Wendell Ford at campaign stop in Frankfort

05/12/2016 06:11 PM

FRANKFORT – Former U.S President Bill Clinton spent Thursday making four stops around the state campaigning for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, in preparation for the upcoming May 17 primary. After making a morning stop in Owensboro, the former president traveled to Frankfort where he told a crowd of around 400 that he and the late U.S. Senator Wendell Ford, an Owensboro native, were especially close. “I always said that if we had five people like him Congress would be... Read more 

Republicans trying to unseat House Majority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins in the 99th District.

05/11/2016 08:17 PM

Correction: Rep. Rocky Adkins is the House Majority Floor Leader. MOREHEAD – A nurse practitioner who serves as president of the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives, and an ordained minister with ties to the Kim Davis controversy, are opposing one another for the Republican nomination to the 99th District House seat currently held by Democratic House Majority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins, D-Sandy Hook. Wendy Fletcher, who currently sees approximately 5,000 patients at the Health Plus Clinic in Morehead, admits... Read more 

House Speaker Greg Stumbo files lawsuit over Gov. Bevin's vetoes

05/11/2016 04:48 PM

FRANKFORT – Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday in Franklin Circuit Court looking to the court for clarity on whether Gov. Matt Bevin’s recent vetoes, and another bill he signed into law, were done properly. The lawsuit focuses on the vetoes of House bills approved on April 15, including the state’s upcoming two-year budget, and the passage of Senate Bill 296, which the governor signed into law even though it had not been properly delivered to... Read more 

Sen. Gerald Neal absent from final 33rd District Senatorial debate

05/11/2016 01:11 PM

LOUISVILLE – The Black United Press Political Candidates Forum took place Tuesday night in West Louisville with longtime incumbent Sen. Gerald Neal, D-Louisville, absent. The two other Democratic candidates, former legislative and political aide Charles Booker, and retired Jefferson County District Judge Toni Stringer, along with Republican John Yuen were at the event which was attended by close to 100 voters. Republican Shenita Rickman did not attend because of a family emergency. Booker, who worked for Neal as an aide in Frankfort... Read more 

Congressmen Thomas Massie and Brett Guthrie say it's time for Trump to work on uniting GOP

05/06/2016 12:16 PM

COVINGTON – Kentucky 4th District U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie says that Republicans in Congress need to stop asking themselves how to deal with Donald Trump, and concentrate more on the message being sent from the voters who have chosen him. Trump is the likely GOP nominee since the two remaining GOP challengers, Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, and Ohio Governor John Kasich dropped out of the race earlier this week. Massie, who spoke on Thursday night at the Kenton County Republicans Spring... Read more 

Four political newcomers competing for 15th district Senate seat

05/06/2016 08:05 AM

SOMERSET – In what might be one of the the most civil political campaigns in the state, four Republican candidates are competing to represent the 15th District Senatorial seat. Civility has become the hallmark of the campaign, and even though the candidates have been complementary of one other, they’re not hesitant to point out why they are the better person for the job. Rick Girdler, a long time insurance agent, says that he is at the point in his life when... Read more