Nashville, TN – In the second presidential debate, economic issues were not surprisingly front and center. Barack Obama and John McCain met at Nashville's Belmont University, and exchanged differing views on the causes of the current economic turmoil, as well as ideas on what should be done. WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry was in the Music City debate night, and has this report.
Lexington, KY – The candidates for Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District seat are willing to go against the wishes of party leadership. Warren County Republican Brett Guthrie of Bowling Green and Daviess County Democrat David Boswell debated Monday night on Kentucky Educational Television.
Bowling Green, Ky – Indiana is usually an afterthought in Presidential elections, reliably voting Republican since 1964. But this year there are some indications that the contest between John McCain and Barack Obama may have put the Hoosier State in play. We spoke to University of Evansville Political Science Professor Robert Dion.
Richmond, KY – Southeast Kentucky's 5th Congressional District was the focus last night when KET conducted its first candidate forum of the fall election season.
Incumbent Republican Hal Rogers refused to participate, but his opponent accepted the invitation. Independent candidate Jim Holbert was quizzed by KET Host Bill Goodman, WEKU's Charles Compton and Russ Cassady of the Appalachian News Express.
Louisville, KY – In the last three decades, special interest groups have become major players in political campaigns. Kentucky Public Radio's Gabe Bullard has more on how official and unofficial interests are getting involved in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race between Mitch McConnell and Bruce Lunsford.
Lexington, KY – The Director of the University of Kentucky's Center For Rural Journalism and Community Issues says he's not all that surprised that Republican candidate McCain chose a woman to be his running mate.
Denver, CO – Among the Democrats headed home today is Kentuckian Diane Wood. Wood, who lives on the Kentucky border near Fort Campbell, went to Denver, hoping to vote for Hillary Clinton. But yesterday she told reporter Charles Lane she's very satisfied with presidential nominee Barack Obama.
Murray, KY – The Democratic National Convention's first night was a memorable one for Graves County, Kentucky native Micah Spicer.
Spicer, who is Kentucky's youngest delegate at 19 years old, says although the convention's opening ceremony revolved around unifying the party, there were obvious divisions surrounding Senators Obama and Clinton.
Lexington, KY – Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford must excite grassroots Democrats in Kentucky to beat incumbent U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, according to Al Cross, director of the University of Kentucky Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues.
"If [Lunsford] can energize grassroots Democrats to be for him, then he does have a chance to beat Mitch McConnell, because we've got a very bad national mood, and a bad imcumbent mood," Cross said.