Election Results

Chandler says Obama was 'too heavy for us' in rural counties; isn't ready to discuss his future

11/06/2012 11:40 PM

Ben Chandler said Republicans effectively linked him to the president who is unpopular in Kentucky, which ultimately was enough to unseat him. “I thought it was a little bit of a miracle, frankly, that we prevailed two years ago,” he said. “We did think that we were going to be able to do it again, but we weren’t able to. The difference, I think, was that the president was on the ticket.” He said losing Montgomery County clued him in that... Read more 

In victory speech, Barr calls for unity; Ernie Fletcher passes the torch to Barr in 6th Dist.

11/06/2012 10:45 PM

After sweeping 17 of 19 counties, Republican Congressman-elect Andy Barr said he is eager to “reach common ground with our opponents” and praised four term incumbent Ben Chandler and his supporters. Barr defeated Chandler by more than 11,000 votes — roughly the total number of votes by which Rand Paul won the 19 counties of the 6th Congressional District during the 2010 U.S. Senate race. The new district was supposed to make Chandler tougher to beat by removing Republican-leaning counties... Read more 

Democratic Sen. Joey Pendleton loses re-election; GOP holds its open Senate seats

11/06/2012 10:31 PM

Republicans picked added a seat to their majority by knocking off Democratic Sen. Joey Pendleton of Hopkinsville, who has been in the Senate since 1993. Whitney Westerfield, a Hopkinsville lawyer and former assistant commonwealth’s attorney, narrowly defeated Pendleton in all three of the counties that make up the 3rd District — including by 26 votes in their shared home county of Christian County, according to preliminary results. Vote totals across Christian, Logan and Todd counties showed Westerfield winning by fewer than... Read more 

Kentucky State House races update

11/06/2012 06:29 PM

The polls are closing and results are beginning to come in. We will continue to update you with results as they come in. (9:40) In the 62nd House district, Republican Ryan Quarels has won re-election in his race against Democrat Charlie Hoffman, who Quarels beat in 2010. This is a seat that Democrats had targeted to pick up. (9:30) With 1 of 4 counties reporting in the 4th House district in Western Kentucky, Republican Lynn Bechler leads Democrat Raymond Giannini... Read more 

Kentucky State Senate races update

11/06/2012 06:19 PM

The polls are closing and results are beginning to come in. We will continue to update you with results as they come in. (10:30) FINAL RESULTS OF TOP THREE RACES: – Sen. Perry Clark wins re-election in the 37th district in South Louisville – Fmr. Republican Sen. with controversial past Albert Robinson wins election to replace retiring Sen. Tom Jensen – Republican Stan Humpries wins the open 1st State Senate district in Western Kentucky over Former Congressman Carroll Hubbard (10:00) Incumbent... Read more 

Updates from Andy Barr's election night HQ

11/06/2012 05:45 PM

11:45pm – Andy Barr delivered a victory speech that called for Republicans and Democrats to unite after a hard fought campaign season. He spoke of moving forward and a peaceful easy transition into Chandler’s seat. Barr’s victory speech is below: Former Gov. Ernie Fletcher made a surprise appearance at Barr’s victory party. He said historically speaking with redistricting this was a “great victory.” 9:40pm- Andy Barr said he has talked to U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler. Barr asked Chandler for help making a smooth... Read more 

Updates from Ben Chandler's election night HQ

11/06/2012 04:57 PM

10:30 Chandler talks 6th Congressional race post-concession speech. 9:25 That’ll do it from Chandler headquarters in downtown Lexington. Thanks for following our blog. We’ll have Chandler’s concession speech and comments from the Congressman soon online. 9:22 Ben Chandler has conceded to Andy Barr. Chandler said that the unpopularity of President Obama was too much to overcome. He called and wished Any Barr well. He said it was a pleasure to serve the... Read more 

Keep up with the latest election action with Pure Politics tonight

11/06/2012 01:28 PM

Tonight we will be live on the air at our normal time from 7- 7:30 p.m. EST/ 6- 6:30 p.m. CST and then again from 8-9 p.m. EST. Ryan will be joined on air with a panel including retiring Democratic State Rep. Mike Cherry of Princeton, Republican State Rep. Julie Raque Adams of Louisville, and political analyst Les Fugate, the former deputy secretary of state. And if you don’t have Insight as your cable provider, you can also keep up with... Read more 

Election 2011: A dozen numbers that tell the story

11/09/2011 07:27 AM

Now that the election numbers are all in, here are a dozen fun figures and facts about the results guaranteed to impress your friends: 520,708 — total votes for James Comer the Republican for agriculture commissioner who was Tuesday’s top vote-getter. 2 — times in a row that a Republican for agriculture was the top vote-getter in Kentucky’s statewide election. Republican Richie Farmer won in 2007 with more than 644,000 votes, which was about 25,000 more than what Gov. Steve... Read more 

Elaine Walker concedes Democratic Party Secretary of State race

05/17/2011 09:40 PM

Secretary of State Elaine Walker lost her bid for a full term in the post to Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in that party’s primary Tuesday night. Grimes, a Lexington attorney, strung together a strong grassroots network across the state, buoyed by many local officials, state legislators and former governors Julian Carroll, Martha Layne Collins and Brereton Jones. Walker is the former Bowling Green mayor. And despite being Gov. Steve Beshear’s appointee to the Secretary of State position, she lost by... Read more 

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