Primary for House seat in Louisville is not a typical race between incumbent and tea party challenger

05/20/2012 08:46 PM

The race for the 42nd House District in Louisville retains a theme from recent legislative races where an upstart Tea Party challenger faces a better funded and entrenched incumbent. But it comes with a twist — it’s a Democratic primary.

The 42nd District, which covers Old Louisville and the area around University of Louisville, has been represented since 2001 by Democrat Rep. Reginald Meeks. And in his first primary challenge since 2002, he faces Wendy Caswell, the former president and founder of the Louisville Tea Party.

With no Republican in the race, the winner of the May 22 Democratic primary is all but assured of being the next representative.

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or


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