On Camera: Talking Northern Kentucky politics
06/11/2010 09:35 PM
cn|2 Politics’ Ryan Alessi talks Northern Kentucky politics with Pat Crowley, former political writer for the Kentucky Enquirer, and Jay Fossett, former Covington city manager — who now are both partners with Strategic Advisers, a government and media relations firm.
Northern Kentucky, this week, featured recounts in the Boone County and Campbell County judge-executive races from the May 18 Republican primaries, which were the first formal election recounts in the state in 16 years. Incumbent Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore appeared to defeat Cathy Flaig by just 74 votes, but the recount started Thursday to make sure. And Incumbent Campbell County Judge-Executive Steve Pendery appeared to edge Kevin Sell, 51.05 percent to 48.95 percent. Sell conceded Wednesday after a sample recount showed it was unlikely the outcome would change.
And voter turnout in the three big counties — Boone, Kenton and Campbell — was well above levels from the last set of local elections in 2006. Boone County went from 10.5 percent turnout four years ago to 21.5 percent; Campbell jumped from 14.2 percent to 23.9 percent; and Kenton increased from 14 percent to 19.1 percent.
Here’s the analysis from Crowley and Fossett:
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