Conway Campaign Slaps Back Against P’Pool, RPK Ad

Responding to an attack ad released by the Republican Party of Kentucky on Friday, the campaign to re-elect Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway is scolding Republican challenger Todd P’Pool for taking money from universities that are under investigation. The GOP released the YouTube video to mark 100 days of criticizing Conway for helping his brother, […]

School Facing AG Probe Urges Support for Conway’s Opponent

A former admissions officer at the for-profit Spencerian College in Louisville  told the Lexington Herald-Leader Thursday that executives being investigated by Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway have urged employees to support his opponent in the fall election. Campaign finance records show the chancellor of Sullivan University, which owns Spencerian, and his executives contributed $12,000 to […]

Grimes, Johnson Spar Over Homeless Voters Issue at Fancy Farm

Speaking at this year’s Fancy Farm picnic, the candidates for secretary of state continued their debate about registering homeless people to vote in Kentucky. Declaring that people without an address should not be allowed to vote, Republican nominee Bill Johnson said allowing them to register opens the door to possible voter fraud. Last month, he […]

Johnson Files Ethics Complaint Over Homeless Voters

After denouncing the State Board of Elections for telling county clerks to approve voter registration cards that have “homeless” listed under the address, Republican Secretary of State candidate Bill Johnson has filed an ethics complaint Thursday against the panel and Secretary of State Elaine Walker. Last week, the Todd County businessman called on Walker to […]

Sec. of State Candidates Spar Over Homeless Voters

The candidates for Kentucky Secretary of State are sparring over the issue of registering homeless people to vote, which is becoming the first line of attack in the race for the commonwealth’s chief election officer. Earlier this month, the state board of elections sent a 2-page memorandum to county clerks telling them to uphold up […]

Panel Says White Eligible To Hold Office; Criminal Trial Pending

Indiana’s Recount Commission says Republican Secretary of State Charlie White is eligible to hold office. The two Republicans and one Democrat on the panel unanimously rejected a challenge by Democrats who argue White was illegally registered to vote because he used his ex-wife’s home address on the registration form. That’s where he was registered when […]

Williams Calls Beshear a Failure

Days after winning the Republican nomination for governor of Kentucky, state Senate President David Williams has launched a new YouTube video that says Governor Steve Beshear has failed to deliver on major issues. Entitled “No Results”, the attack ad is just over two minutes and outlines a number of issues where Williams says Beshear hasn’t […]

Beshear Ready for Tough Battle With Williams

It’ll be Democratic Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear against Republican Senate President David Williams in the fall. Beshear had no primary opposition, but he roused a crowd of several hundred at a rally in Frankfort with a litany of his accomplishments in his first three and a half years in office. Beshear told the crowd he […]

Tea Party Celebrates Moffett’s Showing

Even though Tea Party-backed gubernatorial candidate Phil Moffett lost the Republican primary, his supporters are celebrating. Moffett was a political novice with little name recognition, and he lacked the fundraising power of the primary winner, state Senate President David Williams. But Moffett beat Williams in the state’s two most populous counties and finished about ten […]

Johnson Declares Victory

The Republican nominee for the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office has already begun his general election campaign. Bill Johnson narrowly defeated Hilda Legg to win the nomination, and he says his Tea Party endorsement and appeal to mainstream Republicans will make him a formidable opponent against Democratic nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes. In his victory speech, […]