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.
An Indiana Republican Senate candidate’s comments that a pregnancy resulting from rape is something “God intended” might not help Democrat Joe Donnelly break away from his tea party-backed opponent as much as he would like.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If the past is any indication, Monday night's final presidential debate will saturate social media. Last week's face-off between President Obama and Mitt Romney generated more than 12 million comments on Facebook and Twitter.
Anyone wanting to file as a write-in candidate for the November 6th election in Kentucky must do so by Friday of this week. Under Kentucky law, write-in candidates for any office are required to file a Declaration of Intent to be a Write-in Candidate, and they must pay a filing fee prescribed by statute. Write-in candidates for President and Vice-President must also file a list of presidential electors pledged to the candidates.
Centre College in Danville, Kentucky had the attention of millions as they tuned in last night to watch the first and only vice presidential debate before the election. So who won? It depends on who you ask. Lisa Autry was in Spin Alley and got reaction from Kentucky's political pundits.