Elections

Elections
6:29 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Two Candidates in Our Listening Area Ask for Recounts Following Close Losses

A longtime member of the Kentucky Senate and a political newcomer running for the state House aren't conceding after Tuesday's election results showed them trailing their opponents by slim margins. Democratic Sen. Joey Pendleton of Hopkinsville said Wednesday he will request a recanvass of votes. He trailed Republican challenger Whitney Westerfield by 297 votes out of 36,617 cast.

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Elections
6:25 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Opponents of Expanded Gaming in Kentucky Claim Election Victories

Anti-gambling forces were heartened by an election that ousted a handful of legislative incumbents who had voted for failed casino and slots bills in recent years.

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Elections
1:10 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

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

Democrat Joe Donnelly pulled off what was once thought unthinkable: winning Indiana's U.S. Senate race over Republican Richard Mourdock. Now that he's moving from the U.S. House to the U.S. Senate, Donnelly sat down with the Indianapolis Star to talk about what he aims to accomplish when the next Congress is sworn in.

Elections
7:34 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Kentucky Falls Short of Record Turnout Predictions; Big Showing in Taylor, Daviess, Warren

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes had predicted Kentucky's voter turnout Tuesday would be as high as 64%. But according to the Secretary of State's website,  about 59.2% of Kentucky's registered voters cast their ballots.

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Elections
7:26 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Hunting Amendment Wins Big in Kentucky

Kentucky voters have approved a measure that makes hunting and fishing a constitutional right in the state. With 25 percent of the vote counted Tuesday night, the constitutional amendment received approval from 307,765 voters, or 84.7 percent, and was rejected by 55,350, or 15.2 percent.

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Elections
11:15 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Kentucky Republicans Make Gains in State House, Fall Short of Goal

Kentucky Republicans have fallen well short of their goal of winning 10 seats and taking control of the state House. Overall, it was a great night for Kentucky Republicans, who narrowed their minority in the House. And even though they remain the minority, GOP spokesman Joe Burgan says his party has reason to celebrate.

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Elections
9:43 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Several House Democrats in Listening Area Hold On to Seats

Kentucky Republicans had their sights set on winning control of the state House for the first time in 91 years. To do so, they needed to knock off several Democratic incumbents in our listening area. The following Democrats held on to their seats Tuesday evening:

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Elections
8:47 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Jody Richards Wins Another Term in Frankfort

Rep. Jody Richards of Bowling Green has defeated Republican challenger Regina Webb by about 20% in this evening's 20th Kentucky House race.

Elections
8:23 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Barr Beats Chandler in Kentucky's 6th, Leaving Just One Kentucky Congressional Democrat

The Courier-Journal and NPR have both called Kentucky's 6th U.S. House race for Republican Andy Barr. That's a GOP pickup, meaning five of the state's six House seats are held by Republicans. Barr lost to Chandler by less than 700 votes two years ago, but he has now defeated the Democratic moderate and son of a former Kentucky Governor.

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Elections
2:31 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Senator Rand Paul Serves up Cornbread, Politics

Senator Rand Paul serves lunch in Bowling Green on election day.

Republicans in the U.S. Senate are just as anxious to know the outcome of their races as they are for the White House. A Senate takeover is highly important to conservatives who want to repeal the federal health care law. 

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