2012 Elections

Elections
2:09 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Election Day 2012: Click Here for a Recap of Tuesday's Election Results from Our Listening Area

Election Day 2012 has come and gone. President Obama has won a second term in the White House, Republicans have held on to control of the U.S. House and made gains in the Senate--but not as big of a gain as they had hoped.

In Kentucky, the GOP picked up a U.S. House seat held by Ben Chandler and four Kentucky House seats, falling short of their goal to take control of that chamber for the first time since the 1920s.

Here's the latest election news:

Come-From-Behind Winner Donnelly Will Focus on Economy, Jobs, and Economy

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Elections
10:00 am
Mon November 5, 2012

For Kentucky Politicos, Daviess County is a Hot Spot to Watch Tuesday

The Daviess County region will be one of the most closely watched Tuesday in Kentucky, as Republicans hope to win control of the state House for the first time in 91 years.

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Elections
6:28 am
Sat November 3, 2012

Judge Delays Ruling in Kentucky Senate Residency Case

A Jefferson County judge wants to look at utility bills of two addresses connected to a Republican candidate for state Senate before ruling in a challenge to the candidate's residency. Circuit Judge Charles L. Cunningham Jr. delayed ruling on a request that Louisville businessman Chris Thieneman's name be removed from Tuesday's ballot or that votes cast for him not be counted.

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Elections
1:01 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Outside Republican Group Makes Last Minute Ad Buy to Help Kentucky GOP

As the Nov. 6 election fast approaches, an outside Republican group is dropping a six figure ad buy to help the GOP in state legislative races. The Republican State Leadership Committee is running television and radio ads in Louisville and western Kentucky and sending political mail to another 10 or so House races across the state.

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Elections
12:39 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Kentucky Campaign Ads From Three Democratic Groups Contested for Inaccuracies

The campaign for control of the state House has taken a nasty turn, with radio and TV ads being pulled because of inaccuracies. Republicans have successfully knocked radio ads attacking their candidates off the air in the Bardstown and Mayfield areas. And they are working on getting TV ads in Lexington pulled as well.

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Elections
11:57 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Tennessee Expects to Break Early Voting Record By Thursday

Tennessee election officials are hoping to break another record when the early voting period ends on Thursday, but they acknowledge remnants of superstorm Sandy could affect voter turnout in the northeastern part of the state.

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Elections
5:01 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Hubbard, Once Dogged by Scandal, Attempts Comeback in Kentucky Senate

Carroll Hubbard, Jr., former Kentucky Congressman

A former Kentucky congressman whose political career ended in scandal some 20 years ago is attracting big money from donors who want to help him win a seat in the state Senate where he began a tumultuous trek in 1968. Democrat Carroll Hubbard is hoping voters in far western Kentucky will overlook past transgressions that landed him in prison for a couple of years and give him another shot at public service.

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Elections
1:35 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Rand Paul Admits GOP House Takeover in Kentucky Will Be Difficult

Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul showed support for GOP state House of Representative candidates Tuesday at the Republican Headquarters in Paducah. The Bowling Green Republican says he believes his party has a chance at winning a majority in the state House. However, Sen. Paul admits that will be a tough feet to accomplish.

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Elections
12:47 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Grimes: Record-Level Turnout Predicted for Tuesday in Kentucky

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is expecting a record number of voters to cast ballots in next week's general election. Grimes, the top state election officer, said Tuesday that legislative races seem to be generating enthusiasm among Kentucky voters.

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Politics
7:59 am
Tue October 30, 2012

In Kentucky's Most Hotly Contested Race, Chandler and Barr Spar Over Role of Government

With Kentucky slowly rebounding from recession, Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler and Republican challenger Andy Barr sparred Monday over government's role in job creation. Chandler credited government intervention with rescuing the U.S. auto industry with a financial bailout in 2009, saving thousands of jobs in a state that's home to Toyota, Ford and General Motors manufacturing plants.

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