After losing GOP primary Wesley Morgan quits GOP, backs Democratic candidate

Rep. Wesley Morgan, R-Richmond, has vowed to remain a thorn in the side of the Republican Party and is endorsing Democratic nominee for the 81st...

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PRIMARY 2018 | House Majority Floor Leader Jonathan Shell, two other GOP incumbents lose primary battles

With a slim loss in the 71st House District Republican primary House Majority Floor Leader Jonathan Shell lost a stunning race as his GOP opponent,...

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PRIMARY 2018 | Man denied same-sex marriage license loses bid to challenge Kim Davis in November

In an effort to unseat the woman who denied him a same-sex marriage license three years ago, Rowan County democrat David Ermold has lost his...

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PRIMARY 2018 | Former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath wins democratic nomination for sixth congressional district seat

A political newcomer in one of the most closely-watched primary races in Kentucky, retired Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath has nabbed the democratic nomination for...

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PRIMARY 2018 | Jim Gray concedes democratic primary for sixth congressional district seat

Following one of the most closely-watched primary races in Kentucky, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray conceded the race for the commonwealth’s sixth U.S. Congressional district seat...

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PRIMARY 2018 | Rep. Andy Barr discusses campaign moving forward after republican nomination

Shortly after winning the republican nomination for the U.S. 6th Congressional District, Representative Andy Barr spoke with Pure Politics’ Nick Storm about his campaign as...

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After losing GOP primary Wesley Morgan quits GOP, backs Democratic candidate

05/23/2018 02:58 PM

Rep. Wesley Morgan, R-Richmond, has vowed to remain a thorn in the side of the Republican Party and is endorsing Democratic nominee for the 81st House District Morgan Eaves. Rep. Morgan posted his frustrations in a lengthy statement posted to his Facebook page after losing the Republican nomination on Tuesday night to audiologist Deanna Frazier, who garnered 56.8 percent of the vote. “I will never cease to be a thorn in the side of every member of the Republican Party who... Read more 

PRIMARY 2018 | House Majority Floor Leader Jonathan Shell, two other GOP incumbents lose primary battles

05/22/2018 10:42 PM

With a slim loss in the 71st House District Republican primary House Majority Floor Leader Jonathan Shell lost a stunning race as his GOP opponent, a teacher running on largely Democratic education talking points pulled out a victory. R. Travis Brenda, a teacher from Berea, defeated Shell by 123 votes, less than 2 percentage points, despite being heavily outspent. Brenda has raised $16,126 for the campaign, according to a finance report filed 15 days before the election. Shell raised a... Read more 

PRIMARY 2018 | Man denied same-sex marriage license loses bid to challenge Kim Davis in November

05/22/2018 10:08 PM

In an effort to unseat the woman who denied him a same-sex marriage license three years ago, Rowan County democrat David Ermold has lost his bid to challenge incumbent Kim Davis. In 2015, Davis made national headlines when she cited religious beliefs for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court which legalized the unions. Democrat Elwood Caudill earned the democratic nomination to challenge Davis in November after receiving more than half of... Read more 

PRIMARY 2018 | Former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath wins democratic nomination for sixth congressional district seat

05/22/2018 09:16 PM

A political newcomer in one of the most closely-watched primary races in Kentucky, retired Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath has nabbed the democratic nomination for the commonwealth’s sixth U.S. Congressional district seat. McGrath will take on republican Rep. Andy Barr in November. “If I’ve learned anything on this journey, I’ve learned that people want badly to believe in their leaders again,” said McGrath. “They want to know that they’re honest. They want to know that their leaders have the moral courage... Read more 

PRIMARY 2018 | Jim Gray concedes democratic primary for sixth congressional district seat

05/22/2018 08:43 PM

Following one of the most closely-watched primary races in Kentucky, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray conceded the race for the commonwealth’s sixth U.S. Congressional district seat early Tuesday night. Retired Marine fighter pilot and political newcomer Amy McGrath won the democratic nomination and will take on republican Rep. Andy Barr in November. “It was a spirited campaign and I know that Andy Barr is in for the fight of his life,” Gray said. “I am ready to help Amy and I want... Read more 

PRIMARY 2018 | Rep. Andy Barr discusses campaign moving forward after republican nomination

05/22/2018 07:41 PM

Shortly after winning the republican nomination for the U.S. 6th Congressional District, Representative Andy Barr spoke with Pure Politics’ Nick Storm about his campaign as he approaches a fierce battle for his seat in November.  Read more 

Common Ground: Treatment Over Jail

05/21/2018 05:02 PM

As the opioid epidemic continues to grow—jails in Kentucky are becoming filled with low level non-violent offenders. Addicts are being locked up—instead of treated for substance abuse tearing families apart and causing prisons to become overcrowded. It’s an issue that lawmakers in Kentucky are trying to tackle—and something Democrats and Republicans agree on—instead of sending drug offenders to prison, they should be sent to a treatment center to help cure their addiction. Reps. Kim Moser, R-Taylor Mills, and Jason Nemes,... Read more 

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