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11:28 am
Sat October 27, 2012

Judge Weighing Whether Kentucky Senate Candidate Meets Residency Requirement

A Jefferson County Circuit judge on Friday expressed concerns that a Republican state Senate candidate from south Louisville previously swore that he lived at a motel he owned in 2011, but filed to run for office under a different address in another district in 2012.

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10:35 am
Fri October 26, 2012

It's Official: Beshear Selects Williams for Judgeship, Ending Run as Senate President

David Williams, outgoing Kentucky Senate President

The first ever Republican state Senate president will end his 12-year reign by taking a circuit court judgeship back home. David Williams will resign his leadership position and Senate seat next week to start a judgeship that he was appointed to by his chief rival, Gov. Steve Beshear.

It ends Williams' nearly 30-year legislative career, which included more than a decade as his chamber's leader. Williams leaves his party with a "super majority" in a Senate that's part of a divided state government.

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1:25 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

David Williams One of Three Nominated for Open Judgeship

Kentucky Senate President David Williams

David Williams' tenure as president of the Kentucky State Senate -- and political adversary to Gov. Steve Beshear -- may soon end. Williams is among three nominees selected Thursday by the Judicial Nominating Commission for the open 40th Circuirt Court judgeship, and he said he'd take the job if chosen.

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9:13 am
Thu October 25, 2012

For Many Kentucky Democrats, Federal Elections Mean Voting Republican

Kentucky defies any easy label of “red state” or “blue state.” The commonwealth is a place that was once solidly Democratic at both the state and federal levels. But now it’s common for parts of our listening area to send moderate and conservative Democrats to the General Assembly, while voting for extremely conservative candidates for U.S. House, Senate, and President.

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7:41 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Want to See What Your Ballot Will Look Like When You Go to the Polls Today?

Election Day is right around the corner, but you don't have to wait until Nov. 6 to know what your ballot will look like. Here's a link to the page on the Kentucky Secretary of State's website where you can look at sample ballots in your county.

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7:10 am
Thu October 25, 2012

David Williams Could Get Judicial Nomination Thursday

Senate President David Williams could be among the nominees that a panel is expected to recommend to Gov. Steve Beshear for an open judgeship in southern Kentucky on Thursday. The Judicial Nominating Commission is set to meet in Burkesville at 10 a.m. CDT on Thursday.

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12:18 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Democrats Enlist Beshear for TV Ads in House Races

Kentucky House Democrats are enlisting Governor Steve Beshear for electoral help. In addition to fundraisers and public appearances with candidates, Governor Steve Beshear is now appearing in TV ads asking for broad support for House Democrats.

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6:39 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Indiana Senate Hopeful Criticized Over Rape, Pregnancy Comments

Top Republicans were slow to embrace tea party-backed Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock after he ousted a longtime GOP senator from office. Though he eventually won their support - and money - Mourdock could see both fade after telling a live television audience that when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape, "that's something God intended."

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3:19 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

U.S. Attorneys Appoint District Election Officers

Two Assistant US Attorneys have been appointed to serve as District Election Officers for the upcoming November 6th Election. The appointments are part of the Justice Department’s nationwide “Election Day Program.”

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9:51 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Kentucky Secretary of State Looks to Head Off Pills for Votes

Booze has been traded for votes in the Appalachian region in years past, but at least one election official is raising prescription pills as a new worry. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky's chief election official, is expected to voice that concern at a Capitol press conference on Tuesday where she'll appear with federal and state investigators and prosecutors to put unscrupulous politicians on notice that they'll be closely watched on Nov. 6.

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