Race for 49th Dist. House pits Emerge Ky. grad against representative with 10-years in chamber

BARDSTOWN — State Rep. David Floyd, R-Bardstown, has served in the House for a decade, but he faces a motivated young challenger in Democrat...

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State party groups reach out to voters through mail before Election Day

UPDATED WITH LETTER TO ATTORNEY GENERAL: The Republican and Democratic parties in the state are targeting voters before Election Day...

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After Warren's campaign says they plan to pull Miles' TV ad from the air, she releases a radio spot

State Rep. Suzanne Miles, R-Owensboro, has taken off the gloves in her tough re-election race, releasing back-to-back negative ads about her Democratic opponent John Warren...

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McConnell leads Grimes by 5 in latest Bluegrass Poll

Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell has widened his lead on Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes five days from Election Day, according to the results of the...

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GOP invokes terrorism connection to illegal immigrants in mailer against Rep. Jim Gooch

UPDATED: The Republican Party of Kentucky is targeting conservative Democratic Rep. Jim Gooch of Providence in a mailer referencing the 9/11 terrorist attack on...

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Miles brings Warren's personal past to light in a TV ad right before the election

State Rep. Suzanne Miles, R-Owensboro, is bringing the domestic violence allegations against her Democratic opponent John Warren to the attention of voters with an ad...

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Race for 49th Dist. House pits Emerge Ky. grad against representative with 10-years in chamber

10/31/2014 04:38 PM

BARDSTOWN — State Rep. David Floyd, R-Bardstown, has served in the House for a decade, but he faces a motivated young challenger in Democrat Audrey Haydon, an Emerge Kentucky graduate. Running in a newly crafted district, Floyd and Haydon have been making their cases to voters, knocking on doors and even taking to the television airwaves over several issues. Haydon, 29, a lawyer who practices in Bardstown with her husband Muncie and father Ben, is running her campaign as a fresh... Read more 

State party groups reach out to voters through mail before Election Day

10/31/2014 04:15 PM

UPDATED WITH LETTER TO ATTORNEY GENERAL: The Republican and Democratic parties in the state are targeting voters before Election Day through letters addressed to voters to give them information before they head to their polling place Tuesday. The Republican Party of Kentucky has sent out a piece of mail that says in big bold capitalized text on the front of the letter “Election Violation Notice.” It then says “the information enclosed contains facts related to a possible fraud perpetrated on citizens... Read more 

After Warren's campaign says they plan to pull Miles' TV ad from the air, she releases a radio spot

10/31/2014 03:28 PM

State Rep. Suzanne Miles, R-Owensboro, has taken off the gloves in her tough re-election race, releasing back-to-back negative ads about her Democratic opponent John Warren on allegations of domestic violence in his past and an alcohol related arrest. On Thursday, Miles released an ad showing a mugshot of Warren alongside documents that show allegations of domestic violence by the Democratic candidate’s then-wife. After she released the ad, Warren’s campaign said they would be speaking to an attorney about having the... Read more 

McConnell leads Grimes by 5 in latest Bluegrass Poll

10/31/2014 09:46 AM

Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell has widened his lead on Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes five days from Election Day, according to the results of the latest Bluegrass Poll released late Thursday. The poll, conducted by SurveyUSA for The Courier-Journal, The Lexington Herald-Leader, WHAS-TV and WKYT-TV with a 4.1 percent margin of error, shows McConnell grabbing 48 percent support from 597 likely voters surveyed this week compared to 43 percent backing Grimes. Libertarian candidate David Patterson pulled 3 percent support and 6... Read more 

GOP invokes terrorism connection to illegal immigrants in mailer against Rep. Jim Gooch

10/30/2014 03:51 PM

UPDATED: The Republican Party of Kentucky is targeting conservative Democratic Rep. Jim Gooch of Providence in a mailer referencing the 9/11 terrorist attack on New York, terrorist Mohammed Atta and ISIS. It has been a tough re-election season for Gooch, his remarks to Pure Politics about a pair of women’s underwear resurfaced in a television ad from his GOP challenger in September, and he has been under attack from outside groups including the state Republican Party. Gooch said he was “shocked”... Read more 

Miles brings Warren's personal past to light in a TV ad right before the election

10/30/2014 03:41 PM

State Rep. Suzanne Miles, R-Owensboro, is bringing the domestic violence allegations against her Democratic opponent John Warren to the attention of voters with an ad that began running just five days before ballots are cast on Election Day. The ad obtained by Pure Politics shows a pair of protective order documents sought by Warren’s then-wife in 2004 as the couple’s marriage ended alongside a mugshot of the Democratic candidate. “The court documents tell the story. Demeaned his wife, raised his fist... Read more 

Grimes likens her battle against McConnell to 'The Rumble in the Jungle' as Election Day nears

10/30/2014 01:40 PM

UPDATED: Leaning heavily on boxing analogies Thursday, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes compared her race against Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell to famed Kentucky boxer Muhammad Ali’s surprise eight-round victory over undefeated champion George Foreman 40 years prior. Sharing the stage again with former President Bill Clinton before a crowd of more than 350 outside the Muhammad Ali Center, Grimes said she would need her supporters in order to “deliver the knockout to Mitch McConnell” in Tuesday’s election. “My fellow... Read more 

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