Elections

How Romney Gained The Advantage In Florida

Jan 31, 2012

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.

Bowling Green, Ky – Barack Obama's inauguration as the nation's first African-American President is especially inspiring to those Americans who remember the days of segregation. Lisa Autry watched Obama's swearing-in with a Kentuckian who remembers what it was like to be treated as a second-class citizen.

Louisville, KY – President elect Barack Obama's plan to aid the national economy includes $350 billion in spending on infrastructure, from water systems to broadband networks. Cultural institutions aren't part of the package, but arts leaders in Kentucky and beyond are thinking more seriously about their infrastructure needs and their role in the economy.

Full story at WFPL news

Lexington, KY – Hall of Fame Journalist Ken Kurtz says advocates of campaign finance reform need look no further to the Mitch McConnell, Bruce Lunsford race for evidence that the system needs changing...right now.

Full story and audio at WUKY news

Lexington, KY – A week ago today, Americans went to the polls and selected their congressional leaders. In what can only be described as a good year to be a Democrat, that trend did not translate in the two biggest races in the state of Kentucky. We discuss the Mitch McConnell - Bruce Lunsford race today with Al Cross, the Director of UK's Center For Rural Journalism and Community Issues.

Full story and audio at WUKY news

Lexington, KY – In the first of a three part series, Al Cross, the Director of UK's Center For Rural Journalism and Community Issues discusses the road ahead for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Part One at WUKY news

In this segment, Al Cross, Director of UK's Center For Rural Journalism and Community Issues analyzes some key exit polling data as it relates to the Presidential Race in KY.

Richmond, KY – Voters in Kentucky performed Tuesday as expected. They returned Republican Mitch McConnell to the US Senate, while backing the GOP's presidential nominee. WEKU's Charles Compton explores their reasons.

Full story and audio at WEKU news

Bowling Green, Ky – President-elect Barack Obama is busy putting together his first cabinet. His chief of staff has reportedly been picked, and names are being floated for the positions of Secretary of State and Treasury. Dan Modlin spoke with WKU Political Sciece Professors Scott Lasley and Joel Turner, who both provided an historical perspective on presidential transitions.

Frankfort, Ky – The national theme may have been "change", but Kentucky voters for the most part cast ballots for the incumbents. John McCain won the state's Presidential race handily, and Senator Mitch McConnell edged out Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford. Lisa Autry has this post-election wrap-up of how the Bluegrass State voted.

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky voters turned out in droves on Election Day and some of them believe they may have witnessed voting irregularities. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.

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