Weekend Slingshot: It's all about next year -- the elections and session
11/15/2010 02:55 PM
With recanvasses on Friday putting an end to the 2010 election, it’s all about 2011 now.
Several campaigns began in earnest in the last week by filing their paperwork with the Secretary of State, as Tony McVeigh of Kentucky Public radio recently reported.
One of those candidates, Democratic candidate for auditor Adam Edelen, is attempting to buck a trend of the Northern Kentucky area voting for Republicans, Amanda Van Benschoten of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes. “Far too often, Democrats concede Northern Kentucky,” Edelen said to Benschoten. “Not only will I not concede it, I intend to carry it.”
Jack Brammer of the Lexington Herald-Leader profiles the current Republican primary match-up for governor next year between David Williams and Phil Moffett. The story mentions that Kentucky’s recently-elected junior senator, Rand Paul, plans to stay away from endorsing either candidate, which cn|2 reported first and of which you can find video of here.
The top leaders of the state legislature of staying quiet on the recent audit of Passport by Auditor Crit Luallen, Tom Loftus of the Louisville Courier-Journal reports. State Senate President David Williams, a Republican, has continued to say he has not read the report, while House Speaker Greg Stumbo has only released a statement on the same day the audit was released.
- Compiled by Kenny Colston
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