Frankfort, KY – A state senate showdown is on tap today in the disputed 37th district race. A committee has named democrat Virginia Woodward the winner, but the senate's republicans occupy 22 of the 38 seats. The five democrats on the committee voted Thursday night that republican Dana Seum Stephenson was not a legal resident for the required six years before the November election. The four republicans on the panel voted against the report. The full senate can vote to seat Stephenson, Woodward or order a special election.
Frankfort, KY – The Speaker of the Kentucky House has withstood a challenge to his leadership role, and will remain House Speaker. Representative Jody Richards of Bowling Green had expressed confidence that he could overcome a challenge by fellow Democrat Rob Wilkey of Simpson County.
Richards told Western's Public Radio late last week that he had spoken with every member of the House about the challenge, and was "quite confident" that the challenge would fall short.