Questions about weed and residency set the tone for a tough race between Clark and Thieneman

10/23/2012 10:07 PM

In trying to win his second full term in the Senate, Perry Clark, a Louisville Democrat, faces his toughest challenge yet, from well-known and well-funded real estate developer Chris Thieneman. And neither candidate is holding back.

Thieneman had out raised the incumbent by $100,000 by earlier this month. But Clark got some help from the Kentucky Democratic Party with two ads released in the Louisville television markets.

Pure Politics broke down the race in a profile of the 37th state Senate race:

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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