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7:37 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Corker Wins GOP Primary in Tennessee, Has Big War Chest Heading Into Fall

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)

Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker has fended off four challengers in a Republican primary to win his party's nomination for a second term. The former Chattanooga mayor faced a much easier time in his re-election bid than he did when he ran in 2006. Then he had a tough primary against two former congressmen and narrowly defeated former Democratic U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. in an even-more bruising general election campaign.

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12:22 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

AARP to Use Fancy Farm Event to Discuss Major Entitlement Programs

The nation’s leading organization for seniors will use this year's Fancy Farm picnic to launch a nationwide tour to help voters be better informed about Social Security and Medicare.

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8:54 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Democrats Hope to Rally Support in Effort to Win Kentucky's 4th U.S. House Seat

Democratic congressional candidate Bill Adkins is calling for financial supporters to get behind his campaign now that U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis has resigned from office. Davis resigned abruptly on Tuesday, saying a family medical issue prevented him from fulfilling his congressional responsibilities.

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6:13 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Tennessee Votes in Congressional and Senate Races

Months of bruising primary campaign activity comes to a close in the Volunteer State Thursday as voters go to the polls. Among the most closely watched races are efforts by U.S. Representatives Chuck Fleischmann and Diane Black to win re-election to their second terms in Congress.

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1:38 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Kentucky's Democratic Big Guns will Be Absent this Weekend at Fancy Farm

Most of Kentucky's elected Democrats will skip this weekend's annual Fancy Farm picnic. As of Wednesday, House Speaker Greg Stumbo is the only high profile Democrat scheduled to speak.

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3:58 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Congressman Geoff Davis Resigns

Kentucky 4th District Congressman Geoff Davis announced he's resigning immediately. Davis had announced months ago that he was not seeking re-election but decided to step down now due to what he calls a recent family health issue that will demand significantly more of his time.

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3:43 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

McConnell to Speak at Tea Party Rally for First Time, Paul Will Also Attend

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is addressing a tea party group in a few weeks in Frankfort in what activists say is a first. Tea party activist David Adams told the Lexington Herald-Leader that McConnell hasn't spoken to a tea party group before and he thinks it shows the party's growing strength.

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12:47 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Will National Gay Marriage Debate Impact Kentucky Elections?

Some political observers are wondering if the push to add support for gay marriage to the national Democratic platform this year will affect elected officials in Kentucky. Following President Barack Obama's recent statement in support of same-sex marriage, political observers expect the party to change the platform at this year's Democratic convention.

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5:00 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Report Praises Kentucky Lawmakers Who are Anti-Tax, Anti-Government Spending

Republicans Jim DeCesare and Damon Thayer are the top two "Defenders of Economic Freedom" in the Kentucky legislature, according to a new report by a pro-business organization. 

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4:16 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Couple Planning to Run for President and Vice-President

A Louisville couple is running for President and Vice President of the United States.

Dr. Louis Todd House, an anesthesiology doctor with the Dupont Surgical Center, has filed as the presidential candidate. His wife, Suzanne, has filed for the vice presidential slot. Both are running as write-in candidates.

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