2010 in review: Most pivotal moments in Kentucky politics
12/29/2010 10:08 AM
Sometimes a key decision, an unfortunate misstep or misstatement or a gamble that pays off can swing the momentum in politics in an instant.
Those moments can prove to win — or lose — an election for a candidate, launch political careers or even change the way campaigns are run.
Here is our Top 5 most pivotal moments in Kentucky politics in 2010, thanks to nominations submitted by readers.
The No. 5 pivotal moment was provided by Republican state Senator-elect Mike Wilson, whose campaign posted a tape of his opponent, Democrat State Sen. Mike Reynolds, calling voters in Warren and Butler counties “redneck constituents.” Reynolds, who made the comment to a group of Western Kentucky University students, was referring to their views about providing health care to illegal immigrants.
Here is the full top 5 in video form:
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