Beshear manager questions payment to ex-Longmeyer, Abramson aide tapped by Longmeyer for voter outreach work

UPDATED TO INCLUDE PERSONNEL CABINET EMPLOYMENT LOUISVILLE – Attorney General Andy Beshear’s campaign paid a former aide to Tim...

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Chatter: Jesse Benton, others found guilty in 2012 endorsement-buying scheme

Jesse Benton, the former campaign manager of U.S. Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul and campaign chairman for Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign, has been...

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Judge will rule in lawsuit between Attorney General Beshear, Gov. Bevin "soon" after hearing Wednesday

FRANKFORT — Attorneys for Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear gave their last arguments Wednesday before Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate renders...

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Tim Longmeyer, former deputy AG and Personnel Cabinet secretary, will face state charges in kickback scheme, Beshear says

FRANKFORT – Attorney General Andy Beshear will file charges against Tim Longmeyer, his former top deputy and Personnel Cabinet secretary under Gov. Steve Beshear...

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Four Republican candidates battle for open Senate seat in southcentral Kentucky

SOMERSET – Approximately 75 registered voters were in attendance Tuesday night as the four Republican candidates for state Senator in the 15th Senatorial District,...

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Down but not out, Bernie Sanders shares familiar campaign message before thousands at Waterfront Park

LOUISVILLE — As voters across the Kentucky River handed him a slight win over the Democratic presidential front-runner in Tuesday’s Indiana primary, U.S. Sen....

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Beshear manager questions payment to ex-Longmeyer, Abramson aide tapped by Longmeyer for voter outreach work

05/05/2016 03:43 PM

UPDATED TO INCLUDE PERSONNEL CABINET EMPLOYMENT LOUISVILLE – Attorney General Andy Beshear’s campaign paid a former aide to Tim Longmeyer $15,000 for Jefferson County voter outreach efforts at Longmeyer’s behest, and Beshear’s campaign manager joins the first-year attorney general in questioning work billed to the campaign. Jared Smith, Beshear’s campaign manager in his 2015 run for attorney general, also told Pure Politics on Thursday that Longmeyer, a former deputy attorney general and Personnel Cabinet secretary, attempted to have a second voter... Read more 

Chatter: Jesse Benton, others found guilty in 2012 endorsement-buying scheme

05/05/2016 01:52 PM

Jesse Benton, the former campaign manager of U.S. Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul and campaign chairman for Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign, has been found guilty of multiple corruption charges relating to an endorsement-buying scheme in Iowa. Federal jurors returned guilty verdicts against Benton, John Tate and Dimitri Kesari for their roles in bribing former Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorenson, who previously pleaded guilty to receiving thousands for switching his support from Michele Bachmann to Ron Paul in the... Read more 

Judge will rule in lawsuit between Attorney General Beshear, Gov. Bevin "soon" after hearing Wednesday

05/04/2016 11:40 PM

FRANKFORT — Attorneys for Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear gave their last arguments Wednesday before Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate renders a decision on Beshear’s lawsuit challenging current-year cuts totaling nearly $18 million to state colleges and universities. Both sides reiterated their arguments from an April 21 hearing, during which they agreed to set aside the $17.8 million in cuts until the lawsuit’s resolution. Steve Pitt, Bevin’s general counsel, argued that state law gives the governor,... Read more 

Tim Longmeyer, former deputy AG and Personnel Cabinet secretary, will face state charges in kickback scheme, Beshear says

05/04/2016 06:47 PM

FRANKFORT – Attorney General Andy Beshear will file charges against Tim Longmeyer, his former top deputy and Personnel Cabinet secretary under Gov. Steve Beshear who pleaded guilty to federal bribery charges last month. Andy Beshear announced the impending charges in Franklin Circuit Court on Wednesday, saying those will come before Longmeyer’s Aug. 18 sentencing in federal court. He faces up to 10 years in prison for his role in the kickback scheme, in which he pleaded guilty to helping steer work... Read more 

Four Republican candidates battle for open Senate seat in southcentral Kentucky

05/04/2016 01:26 PM

SOMERSET – Approximately 75 registered voters were in attendance Tuesday night as the four Republican candidates for state Senator in the 15th Senatorial District, took part in a candidate’s forum at Somerset High School, co-hosted by the Rotary Club of Somerset and the Rotary Club of Somerset-Pulaski County. The candidates are vying to succeed Sen. Chris Girdler, R-Somerset, who decided not to seek re-election after serving only one term in office. The candidates include insurance agent Rick Girdler, the uncle of the... Read more 

Down but not out, Bernie Sanders shares familiar campaign message before thousands at Waterfront Park

05/03/2016 10:53 PM

LOUISVILLE — As voters across the Kentucky River handed him a slight win over the Democratic presidential front-runner in Tuesday’s Indiana primary, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders stuck to familiar campaign themes and attacks during a rally at Louisville’s Waterfront Park. Sanders, a self-described Democratic socialist from Vermont who trails Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton by 802 delegates, gave no indication to the thousands of supporters who flocked to the riverbank, instead continuing his attacks on Clinton for her six-figure speeches to... Read more 

Democratic U.S. Senate candidates offer vision, talk policy at Boone Co. forum

05/03/2016 09:11 PM

FLORENCE — Democratic Party faithful in Northern Kentucky looked on in Boone County Monday night as Democratic candidates seeking the nomination in the May 17 primary delivered their vision for the state. Nearly 100 people filled seats in the convening center at the Boone Co. campus of Gateway Community & Technical College for the forum which remained civil, and featured many of the candidates pushing to the left after multiple statewide races for Democrats have imploded with the candidates offering... Read more 

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