Elections

Election 2008
1:05 am
Mon July 28, 2008

Kentucky Could See Record Voter Turnout This November

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky voter turnout may reach a record high in November, based on promising turnout from the May Kentucky presidential primary, according to Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson.

In the May election, 32 percent of voters cast a ballot, compared to 14 percent in 2004. Franklin County had the highest voter turnout at nearly 55 percent.

Statewide, 43 percent of Democrats, almost 20 percent of Republicans, and 4 percent of independents turned out to vote in May.

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Election 2008
11:15 am
Thu June 19, 2008

Obama's Potential VP Shortlist

Lexington, KY – Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama has a number of potential VP picks, including some female candidates that may appeal to the women's vote, according to Al Cross, Director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky, speaking on WUKY radio on Wednesday.

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Election 2008
12:38 am
Fri June 6, 2008

Republicans Meet to Select Delegates

Lexington, KY – Party faithfuls and newcomers are expected in large numbers this weekend as the Republican and Democratic parties each hold their state conventions.

Democrats will be in Lexington Saturday as the GOP meets in Bowling Green. Topping the agenda for Republicans is selecting delegates for the national convention this fall.

As Lisa Autry reports, the GOP system for selecting delegates is very different from the system of the Democratic party.

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Election 2008
11:24 am
Wed May 28, 2008

Interpreting Political Polls

Lexington, KY – How to sort out conflicting polls from Rasmussen Reports and Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign? Remember error margin and methodology.

Rasmussen's result was Lunsford 49, McConnell 44. Applying the 4.5-point error margin, Lunsford's number could be as low as 44.5 and McConnell's could be as high as 48.5.

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Election 2008
3:17 am
Thu May 22, 2008

Obama Has Work to Do in Kentucky and West Virginia

Lexington, KY – Following Tuesday night's presidential primary in Kentucky, bluegrass state democrats have stated loudly and clearly their support for Hillary Clinton. Barack Obama's Tuesday night victory across the country in Oregon, however, has put the Illinois senator in the driver's seat in the final weeks of the primary season.

"He's obviously the odds-on favorite, but there are more primaries," said WUKY political reporter Ken Kurtz.

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Election 2008
5:07 am
Tue May 20, 2008

Kentucky Coal Remains Political Orphan

Louisville, KY – Both Democratic presidential candidates have offered their opinions on one of Kentucky's abundant resources: coal. Both champion clean coal. But, as Kentucky Public Radio's Kristin Espeland reports from partner-station WFPL in Louisville, there may not be much to champion, yet.

Full story at WEKU

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Election 2008
5:05 am
Tue May 20, 2008

Arts Make Debut in Presidential Politics

Louisville, KY – A waning economy, the war in Iraq and health care have been big issues in this year's presidential primary campaigns. Policies on the arts also have made their way into some candidates' platforms. This development is part of a concerted national effort. Kentucky Public Radio's Elizabeth Kramer reports from partner-station WFPL in Louisville.

Full story at WEKU

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Election 2008
5:03 am
Tue May 20, 2008

Hillary and Bill Rally Supporters In Lexington

Lexington, KY – On the eve of Kentucky's primary, Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton and her husband jointly made their case why she should be the one to face Republican John McCain in the general election.

Full story at WUKY

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Election 2008
5:02 am
Tue May 20, 2008

Michelle Obama Stumps In Kentucky

Lexington, KY – Michelle Obama made campaign stops in several Kentucky towns the night before the state's primary election. Her husband, presidential candidate Barack Obama, campaigned little in Kentucky, choosing instead to concentrate on winning in Oregon, which also votes on Tuesday.

During a rally last night at her husband's Lexington campaign office, Michelle Obama told some 250 volunteers they could make history in a matter of hours.

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Election 2008
5:00 am
Tue May 20, 2008

Lexington Voters Weigh Their Choices

Lexington, KY – Only two minor delays were reported this morning when the polls opened in Lexington. Kathleen Adams talked with voters outside a Fayette County precinct near UK and filed this report.

Full story at WUKY

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