About Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics, the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like the connection between the high profile Steubenville, Ohio rape and a Kentucky hacker whose push for further investigation could put him in federal prison. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead.

Attica Scott plans on taking progressive fight to Frankfort in January

05/27/2016 10:27 AM

After defeating 34-year incumbent Tom Riner in the Democratic 41st House District primary, Attica Scott has scooped up national attention and plans to make waves in the General Assembly. Scott, a former Louisville Metro Council member, is known for her activism. With no Republican opponent filed to contest the seat in the general election, Scott will attempt to turn that activism to action when she heads to Frankfort in January. “Because of my experience I’m able to talk to other... Read more 

Trio of Democratic lawmakers will appeal higher ed. decision; state should generate more revenue via tax reform, Rep. Wayne says

05/25/2016 12:23 PM

After a Franklin Circuit Judge ruled that first year Republican Gov. Matt Bevin followed the law in ordering 2 percent allotment reductions for state colleges and universities, a trio of Democratic lawmakers is appealing the ruling to the state Supreme Court. Rep. Jim Wayne, D-Louisville, is among the three lawmakers who have joined party to the suit which was first filed by Attorney General Andy Beshear. Wayne said he personally feels “strongly” about their chance of winning the suit... Read more 

Carly Fiorina headlining fundraiser for Sen. Rand Paul in June

05/23/2016 01:02 PM

UPDATED: Former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina will be in Kentucky weeks ahead of the Republican National Convention helping the campaign of her one-time presidential rival Sen. Rand Paul, who is competing in his first re-election bid for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky. Fiorina will be the guest of Cathy Bailey, former Ambassador to Latvia under President George W. Bush, who says that the former candidate and Hewlett Packard executive is committed to helping Paul in the U.S. Senate race and... Read more 

Emerge Kentucky candidates win big in primary elections

05/21/2016 10:13 AM

Democratic women’s group Emerge Kentucky won every primary race a candidate was running in on Tuesday. “We are ecstatic about Tuesday’s primary results,” Emerge Board Chair Jennifer Moore said. “As you mentioned 100 percent of Emerge women on the ballot won their primaries, and some of those are very hard fought primaries — from the top of the ballot with Congressional candidate Nancy Jo Kemper running in central Kentucky all the way to the Mayor of Paducah, Brandi Harless’ race, where... Read more 

Donald Trump, NRA take aim at Hillary Clinton in Louisville

05/20/2016 03:19 PM

LOUISVILLE — Politics took center stage at the National Rifle Association’s annual conference in Louisville on Friday with NRA leaders bashing Hillary Clinton and promoting the candidacy of Donald Trump. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, spoke directly to the gun lobby that he has been an NRA member for a long time, and that it was “a fantastic honor” to receive the group’s endorsement. The New York businessmen said his sons, Eric and Donald, own a lot of guns and... Read more 

First glimpse at hotly contested general election House races

05/20/2016 10:12 AM

With majority control of the Kentucky House of Representatives once again up for grabs there could be a bevy of closely watched contests as Democratic candidates try and hold ground and Republicans once again attempt to become the majority. The House has been under Democratic control since 1921, and in recent years Democratic membership has dwindled. Democrats currently hold 53 seats to Republicans 47. As primary races were wrapping up Tuesday night, Republican analyst Les Fugate and Democratic analyst Sherman... Read more 

Contracts to test previously untested rape kits approved; 600 kits could be tested this year

05/19/2016 01:01 PM

UPDATED: After more than a year since 3,090 previously untested rape kits were identified, two contracts providing for the testing of 3,300 of what could be more than 5,000 untested rape kits has been approved by the Finance and Administration Cabinet. Since the audit performed by former Auditor Adam Edelen, kits have been collected by the Kentucky State Police Crime Lab and await processing by the out-of-state vendor, named in the contracts as Sorensen Forensics based in Salt Lake City, Utah.... Read more 

How Kentucky Democrats will handle presidential delegate distribution

05/18/2016 12:35 PM

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders both claimed victory after Kentucky’s presidential election after the campaigns essentially split Kentucky’s 55 pledged delegates. The delegates are awarded by the Kentucky Democratic Party, and a spokesman for the party says the results will be split by congressional districts to determine exactly how many delegates will be awarded to Clinton and Sanders. Clinton unofficially bested the Vermont senator last night, bringing in 212,550 votes across the commonwealth to Sander’s 210,626. It’s likely Clinton will... Read more 

Grimes says Hillary Clinton will edge Bernie Sanders in Kentucky presidential primary

05/17/2016 11:10 PM

With less than a 2,000-vote margin, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says unofficially that she expects Hillary Clinton will win Kentucky’s presidential primary. “We have 99 percent of our precincts reporting based on unofficial vote totals that we are seeing Hillary Clinton will be unofficial nominee on behalf of the Democratic Party here in the Commonwealth of Kentucky,” Grimes told CNN Tuesday night. With a five percent showing on Tuesday, more than 24,000 Democrats voted for “uncommitted” in the... Read more 

Sen. Rand Paul telegraphs nationalized U.S. Senate general election race

05/17/2016 01:10 PM

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is gearing up to defend his seat this fall and says whoever emerges as his opponent on Tuesday will have to answer for Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton. The Bowling Green Republican and one term U.S. Senator faces token opposition in Tuesday’s primary election and is preparing his supporters for a nationalized presidential year re-election contest in the bluegrass. “If you like your state, if you like the jobs in your state, why in the world... Read more