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Joe Biden to appear in Louisville in June

04/02/2018 12:43 PM

LOUISVILLE — Former Vice President Joe Biden will appear in Louisville this June as part of his “American Promise Tour.” The speech will take place on Thursday, June 7, at 8:00 PM, and will be held at Whitney Hall in the The Kentucky Center. The tour is being promoted as a series of conversations that will go beyond the 24-hour news cycle and 140-character arguments to connect friends and neighbors around the topics that matter most. Biden is expect to discuss his memoir... Read more 

What Illinois' Primary Signals for Midterm Elections

03/21/2018 12:21 PM

ILLINOIS- Democratic voters came out big in the nation’s second primary for the midterm elections. Illinois Democratic primary voters outnumbered Republican voters in the state three-to-one. This could be a sign of what’s to come nationwide for the 2018 election. Illinois, which is traditionally a blue state, saw Democratic primary voter turnout triple from the 2014 primary election. The voter turnout was nearly 30 percent higher than in 2010, the last competitive Democratic gubernatorial primary. Illinois has open primaries, meaning voters... Read more 

GOP SOS candidate issues then deletes threat against Congressman Yarmuth

03/20/2018 01:35 PM

Carl Nett, a Republican candidate for Kentucky Secretary of State, drew a swift rebuke Tuesday from both Democrats and Republicans after tweeting a threat against U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth following a message from the Louisville Democrat about his stance on the National Rifle Association. Yarmuth tweeting Tuesday morning that he is “so proud of my @NRA rating, I’ll wear it on my chest. I invite my colleagues to join me in wearing our F ratings every day until the GOP... Read more 

McGrath will launch first campaign commercial during UK basketball game

03/15/2018 03:18 PM

Democratic Congressional candidate Amy McGrath will be flying onto television sets across the 6th District this week when the University of Kentucky Wildcats play in the NCAA tournament. The retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel is following-up her two viral campaign videos with her first paid television campaign commercial to reach Kentuckians with a 60-second spot, titled “We’ll See.” The ad will launch during the first half of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament game between the University of Kentucky and Davidson. The introductory... Read more 

Rebecca Johnson drops out of GOP primary

03/12/2018 02:49 PM

Former House special election candidate Rebecca Johnson, R-Mt. Washington, has withdrawn her candidacy from the May 22 GOP primary election. Johnson, the widow of Dan Johnson, who killed himself in December of 2017, lost the special election for the 49th District House seat in February to Democratic Rep. Linda Belcher, D-Shepherdsville. With approximately 15 percent of registered voters turning out to vote in the special election, Belcher defeated Johnson with 3,386 votes to Johnson’s 1,561. Johnson’s campaign initially claimed voter... Read more 

Democratic PAC reserves $564,000 in ad time to take on Barr

03/08/2018 03:11 PM

The House Majority PAC, an organization aimed at electing Democrats to Congress, has made a half a million dollar TV ad reservation in Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District. U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Lexington, is being targeted by Democrats in the district which he has represented since 2013, defeating former U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler, D-Lexington, in 2012. The $564,000 in television advertising time the group has reserved is the earliest mark the PAC has reserved for the final weeks of an election.... Read more 

GOP retains 89th Dist. seat in special election

02/27/2018 09:26 PM

Republican candidate Robert Goforth, R- has won the special election to replace Rep. Marie Rader in the 89th Dist. special election. Goforth, of East Bernstadt, won with 2,809 votes to Democratic candidate Kelly Smith’s 1,399 votes in the district which encompasses all of Jackson and part of Laurel and Madison County. Republicans hold a two-to-one voter registration advantage in the eastern Kentucky district. Which brings Republicans to 63 seats held in the House of Representatives. Gofroth’s campaign manager T. J.... Read more 

Former Secret Service officer, CIA contractor Carl Nett announces run for Secretary of State

02/23/2018 09:19 AM

Former intelligence officer Carl B. Nett, an author and former candidate for the state House, has declared his intent to run in the Republican primary for Secretary of State in 2019. Nett is the third candidate into the race vying for the Republican nomination, and is counting on his background as a native Kentuckian, who protected President George W. Bush and various dignitaries and world leaders. Nett also pursued terrorists in Afghanistan working within the CIA’s National Clandestine Service. The GOP... Read more 

Democratic women's training group predicting 2018 will be, "real year of the woman"

02/22/2018 01:46 PM

With a record number of women running for office in the Kentucky General Assembly, Emerge Kentucky Board chair Jennifer Moore says efforts are reaching a critical mass in the Commonwealth. Spurred into action by divisiveness within the system, the 2016 election of President Trump and the “me too” movement, Moore said there are nearly 200 women who are finding their voice and running for elected office this year. There are 23 Emerge Kentucky Democratic women’s training group candidates running for... Read more 

Belcher wins 49th Dist. House special election

02/20/2018 07:54 PM

Democratic House candidate Linda Belcher, D-Shepherdsville, will return to Frankfort for the remainder of 2018 as the winner of Tuesday’s special election against Rebecca Johnson, the widow of the late incumbent. Belcher replaces the late Dan Johnson, R-Mt. Washington, who killed himself with a .40 cal handgun on a bridge in Bullitt County in December, following reports that he molested a 17 year old girl. With approximately 15 percent of registered voters turning out to vote, Belcher defeated Johnson with 3,386... Read more 

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