Elections

Election 2008
11:50 am
Wed October 8, 2008

In Nashville, McCain and Obama spar on economic issues

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.

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Election 2008
10:58 am
Tue September 23, 2008

Candidates Debate in Tight KY-2 Race

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.

To view the KET debate for KY-2 candidates, click here

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Election 2008
1:17 am
Tue September 23, 2008

Indiana sees unusual role as Presidential battleground state

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.

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Election 2008
3:47 am
Fri September 19, 2008

KY-2: Candidates to Debate on Kentucky Educational Television

Bowling Green, KY – The two candidates running for Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District will appear Monday night on Kentucky Educational Television in Lexington for a live debate.

Owensboro Democrat David Boswell will face Bowling Green Republican Brett Guthrie. The two are competing to replace retiring Congressman Ron Lewis.

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Election 2008
12:47 am
Tue September 16, 2008

KY-5: Independent Challenges "Champion" of the Earmarks

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.

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Election 2008
11:44 am
Mon September 8, 2008

Special Interest Groups Involved in KY Politics

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.

Full story at WUKY

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Election 2008
2:39 am
Fri August 29, 2008

Cross: "Maverick McCain Makes Maverick Pick In Palin"

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.

Full story at WUKY

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Election 2008
2:33 am
Fri August 29, 2008

Kentucky Delegate on the DNC

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.

Full story at WEKU

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Election 2008
4:10 am
Tue August 26, 2008

Youngest Kentucky Delegate Discusses Obama Versus Clinton Divisions

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.

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Election 2008
3:22 am
Wed August 6, 2008

Kentucky Challenger Lunsford Faces a Tough Fight Against Sen. McConnell

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.

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