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8:28 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Republicans Like Chances of Holding Kentucky's 4th US House Seat

Tea party candidate Thomas Massie says he likes his chances this fall after winning the GOP nomination in Kentucky’s Fourth Congressional District. Massie has the backing of many national tea party groups and of U.S. Senator Rand Paul. The Lewis County Judge-Executive gathered just under half of the vote in a seven person primary, greatly out-distancing his two closest contenders.

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8:18 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Kentucky and Arkansas Wins Push Romney Closer to GOP Victory

Mitt Romney swept the Kentucky and Arkansas Republican presidential primaries Tuesday, inching closer to the GOP nomination he is certain to win. With no serious opposition left, the former Massachusetts governor easily won both contests. He won all 42 delegates at stake in Kentucky and at least 31 of the 33 delegates at stake in Arkansas.

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Politics
5:58 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Incumbents Have Great Night Throughout Kentucky, as Voter Turnout Slightly Exceeds Predictions

Tuesday was a very good night for Kentucky's incumbents. Of the dozen or so state House and Senate races we were following in the listening area of WKU Public Radio, no incumbents were defeated.

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2:39 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

More Election Fraud Hotline Calls Reported

The Kentucky Attorney General's Election Fraud Hotline has received at least 16 calls during primary voting today. The Attorney General's Office is restricted by law from providing specific details about the complaints. However, the Office says the complaints range from procedural questions to general election fraud. Two calls were received from Magoffin County today about alleged vote buying. Jefferson County had  one complaint about electioneering within 300 feet of the polls and one about disrupting polls.

Kentucky Primary Election
11:29 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Election Fraud Hotline Reports Calls from Four Kentucky Counties

The Kentucky Attorney General's Election Fraud Hotline is open from 6am until 7pm today, to accept calls about possible election fraud.  The  Office of the Attorney General, by law, cannot provide details regarding specific complaints or possible pending investigations. However, the Office has revealed that calls were  received from four counties this morning.

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Politics
10:32 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Indiana's GOP and Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Both Have Female Running Mates

With the addition of two women to gubernatorial tickets, it’s almost guaranteed that the next duo to run Indiana will be a man and a woman — for the third consecutive time. Republican candidate Mike Pence toured the state Monday with his choice for lieutenant governor: state Rep. Sue Ellspermann. The pair said they will focus on economic development if elected in November and said her candidacy is not about attracting female voters, but about choosing the best candidate.

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Politics
12:41 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Political Observers Expect No Surprises in Kentucky Primary

Even though the presidential nomination process is effectively over, Kentuckians can still vote for candidates other than Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama in tomorrow's primary. Republicans can cast ballots for Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul, even though they're no longer in the running. And Democrats will be able to choose 'uncommitted' instead of President Obama.

But University of Louisville political scientist Dewey Clayton says those other names don't really matter.

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Politics
9:48 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Kentucky's Top Election Officer Predicting Low Voter Interest in Tuesday's Vote

Low turnout is once again predicted in this year’s Kentucky primary election. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes predicts only 10 to 12 percent of registered voters will participate in Tuesday's elections.

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12:11 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Chief Justice Minton Re-elected

Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton, Jr. has been chosen to serve a second term. “With this re-election, the justices have expressed their appreciation for the hard work and leadership of Chief Justice Minton,” says Mary C. Noble, deputy chief justice for the Supreme Court in a statement.

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12:12 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Senator Williams Comments on Richie Farmer's Audit

Kentucky Senate President David Williams says he had no idea what trouble his former gubernatorial running mate Richie Farmer was causing as agriculture commissioner.
During an interview on Kentucky Sports Radio Wednesday, host Matt Jones asked Williams about the abuses of power and resources that were uncovered in a recent audit of Farmer's time in office.

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