Elections

Elections
8:20 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

The Unspoken Can Make or Break a Debate, Says University of Louisville Professor

When it comes to preparing for a nationally televised debate, so much preparation goes into brushing up on the issues, but what isn't said can be just as important to a candidate's performance. Body language can make a big impact on how voters view candidates.

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Elections
5:00 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline Nears in Kentucky

Tuesday is an important deadline for the November 6th general election.  It’s the last day for Kentuckians to register to vote. 

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Elections
2:05 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Sen. McConnell Using PAC Dollars to Help Kentucky GOP Win State House Seats

Senator McConnell in recent visit to Ft.Knox

Kentucky Republicans hoping to win the state House in elections this fall are getting a helping hand from the party’s leader. U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell has used his leadership PAC to dole out at least $54,000 dollars to Republican lawmakers in the last three months.

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Elections
5:00 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Young Hopefuls Challenge Veteran State Lawmakers

Two 24-year-old Democrats from opposite ends of the Commonwealth hope to be the newest and youngest members of the General Assembly next year.  Kendrick Bryan is from Elizabethtown and hopes to unseat longtime lawmaker Jimmie Lee. Tyler Murphy is from Greenup County and is challenging state representative Tonya Pullin. 

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Elections
10:39 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Somerset To Vote On Alcohol Sales

The Pulaski County town is the latest in southern Kentucky to schedule a local option vote. Residents will head to the polls June 26th to cast ballots on whether to allow restaurants and package sales in the city. The date was set after the group "Progress Somerset" turned in petitions with enough signatures favoring the referendum.

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Elections
10:25 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Bill Would Save Kentucky Money on Uncontested Special Elections

Changes to Kentucky's special elections procedures could be imminent.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is supporting a bill to reduce the number of polling places for uncontested special elections for legislative seats.

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Election 2012
12:24 am
Sun February 5, 2012

Another Win: Romney Adds Nevada To His Victories

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney waves to supporters in Las Vegas Saturday.
Gerald Herbert AP

Originally published on Sat February 4, 2012 6:45 pm

All caucus sites have now closed in Nevada, and based on actual vote returns NPR says Mitt Romney is the winner, followed by Newt Gingrich in second place followed by Ron Paul and Rick Santorum. Paul won two rural counties with tiny vote counts, Gingrich prevailed in a third. The rest of the state and all its population centers voted for Romney.

Before the vote from populous Clark County began to be tallied late Saturday, The Associated Press called the race for Romney based on polling among caucus attendees arriving at caucus sites earlier in the day.

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Election 2012
6:21 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

How Romney Gained The Advantage In Florida

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney waves to supporters after winning the Florida primary on Tuesday.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 10:04 am

With his impressive Florida win on Tuesday, Mitt Romney has re-established himself as the clear front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination. But he continues to face fervent opposition from some quarters, and a number of hurdles remain before he can claim the nomination.

Romney took just over 46 percent of the vote, while second-place finisher Newt Gingrich had nearly 32 percent.

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum had about 13 percent, with Texas Rep. Ron Paul at 7 percent.

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