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.
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.
Since the campaign for control of the Kentucky House started, Democrats and supportive outside groups have used outgoing Senate President David Williams as an attack on GOP candidates. For weeks, the outside group Kentucky Family Values has sent out political mail attempting to link GOP incumbents and challengers as "votes for Williams" in Frankfort.