Elections

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.

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.

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:

Jody Richards Wins Another Term in Frankfort

Nov 6, 2012

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

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.

Senator Rand Paul Serves up Cornbread, Politics

Nov 6, 2012

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. 

Kevin Willis

Kentucky Republicans haven’t tried to keep secret the fact they want to win control of the state House for the first time since the early 1920’s. To do so, the GOP needs a net gain of ten House seats. Here's a quick look at some of the races in our region that could decide which party controls the Kentucky House come January:

It's not just the choice of candidates that is contentious this presidential election in Tennessee. Voting itself, and who gets to do it, has become such a hot issue that federal election monitors are in Memphis and Nashville watching the polls.

Kevin Willis

Polling places have opened their doors in Kentucky. Polls are open in the state until 6 p.m. local time. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has predicted a record number of voters will cast their ballots.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler, in a tight race with Republican challenger Andy Barr, tried to shirk President Barack Obama's shadow during the final full day of campaigning ahead of the general election Tuesday.

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