Elections

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.

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.

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

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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