Kentucky House Committee Turns Away Bill Changing Primary Election Law

Jan 15, 2014

A Kentucky House committee has rejected a measure that would change the way primary elections are held in the state.

Danville Republican Representative Mike Harmon’s bill would have allowed gubernatorial candidates to wait until after the primary before choosing the person who would run on their ticket as Lieutenant Governor.

The bill failed to make it out of the House Elections Committee. Two Democrats who withheld support for the measure say they did so because it didn’t include public financing for gubernatorial elections.