There are contested races in more than 50 House districts. The Senate has 15 contested races, but President David Williams is confident Republicans will maintain control of that chamber.
In Kentucky, Republican Rand Paul and Democrat Jack Conway are vying for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Jim Bunning, who announced early this year he would not seek re-election. Indiana voters will elect a successor to Democratic U.S. Senator Evan Bayh, who chose not to seek another term.
Conway goes head-to-head with Republican U-S Senate nominee Rand Paul in Tuesday’s election. In recent days, Paul has increased his lead over Conway in several polls.
Incumbent Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth and Republican challenger Todd Lally discussed several issues, including jobs, the economy and the Ohio River Bridges Project.
Turnout in Kentucky was around 48 percent in 1998 and 2002, and those too were non-presidential election years with U.S. Senate races on the ballot. Turnout for the 2008 presidential election in Kentucky was 64 percent.
It occurred outside the Kentucky Educational Television studios in Lexington, where Paul and his opponent, Jack Conway, held their fifth and final debate.
Republican Rand Paul and Democrat Jack Conway avoided most of the rancor of their previous debate at the University of Louisville and discussed issues such as Wall Street regulations, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and health care.
During a stop in Louisville Thursday, Paul said he’s disappointed and saddened that the commercial has drawn so much national attention.
Democratic incumbent John Yarmuth and Republican challenger Todd Lally fielded questions about the health care overhaul law, the federal budget and other issues.
During an appearance Thursday on WFPL’s “State of Affairs” program, the Democrat said the federal government needs to provide more incentives to create and expand small businesses.