Thieneman Files for Vacant State Senate Seat

Former Louisville mayoral candidate Chris Thieneman has filed as a Republican candidate for the 37th District state Senate seat, but he could face a close political ally in the GOP primary. The local developer has been a perennial candidate for years, vying unsuccessfully for mayor, county clerk and Congress. But Thieneman has become a popular… Continue reading Thieneman Files for Vacant State Senate Seat

Pence Has Fundraising Lead In Indiana Governor’s Race

From the Associated Press: Republican Rep. Mike Pence is dominating the money race for the Indiana governor’s office. Campaign finance numbers released Wednesday show Pence raised $5 million last year and has $3.7 million in the bank. Democrat and former Indiana House Speaker John Gregg has raised $1.7 million so far and banked $1.2 million.… Continue reading Pence Has Fundraising Lead In Indiana Governor’s Race

Barr Blasts House Redistricting Plan

Republican congressional candidate Andy Barr is criticizing Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, over the a redistricting plan that passed the lower chamber Tuesday. The GOP challenger is running against U.S. Ben Chandler, D-Ky., in a rematch from 2010, where the Lexington attorney lost by razor-thin margin of less than 700 votes. Barr says the… Continue reading Barr Blasts House Redistricting Plan

Party Affiliation Change Deadline is December 31

The deadline for residents to change their political party affiliation and to be eligible to vote in the upcoming 2012 primary election is December 31. State law requires voters to turn in party changes on the last day of the previous year in order to vote in the primary. The Jefferson County Clerk’s Offices and… Continue reading Party Affiliation Change Deadline is December 31

New Poll Shows 87 Percent Want Vote on Expanded Gaming

A new poll shows an overwhelming number of Kentuckians want a constitutional amendment on expanded gaming to be on the November 2012 ballot and that the measure would likely pass. The poll was conducted by Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group in Washington, D.C. for racetrack and horse racing interests. It shows 87 percent of respondents want to… Continue reading New Poll Shows 87 Percent Want Vote on Expanded Gaming

State Lawmaker Announces Bid for Davis’s Seat

State Rep. Alecia Webb-Edgington, R-Fort Wright, is running for the seat of retiring U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, R-Ky., the northern Kentucky lawmaker announced Monday. She will file her paperwork with the Federal Election Commission and the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance later today. She is the first candidate to file for Davis’s seat. Webb-Edgington says… Continue reading State Lawmaker Announces Bid for Davis’s Seat

Congressman Davis Will Not Seek Re-Election Next Year

In a message to supporters on Thursday, U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, R-Ky., announced he will forgo re-election in 2012 because he wants to devote more time to his family. The retirement will leave Kentucky’s 4th congressional district vacant for next year’s election. From Davis: I have been blessed with an exceptionally competent staff who have… Continue reading Congressman Davis Will Not Seek Re-Election Next Year

Indiana Gubernatorial Candidate Unveils Economic Plan

From the Associated Press Republican candidate for Indiana governor Jim Wallace says the state can boost its economy by spending $500 million on infrastructure and new tax credits for business. Wallace, an Indianapolis businessman, outlined a broad plan Thursday that he’s asking lawmakers to support during the next legislative session. He says the state should… Continue reading Indiana Gubernatorial Candidate Unveils Economic Plan

EKU Prof: Democrats’ Success Won’t Carry Over In ’12 For Chandler

From Charles Compton, Kentucky Public Radio With the Kentucky governor’s race and other contests decided, it’s likely the next big challenge faced by a Kentucky Democrat will be in next year’s race for the 6th District congressional seat. Incumbent Ben Chandler faces a probable rematch with Tea Party favorite Andy Barr, who very nearly won… Continue reading EKU Prof: Democrats’ Success Won’t Carry Over In ’12 For Chandler

Former Hamilton Aide To Seek 9th District Seat

From the Associated Press A one-time aide to former Congressman Lee Hamilton plans to seek Hamilton’s old congressional seat in southern Indiana now held by Republican Todd Young. Robert Winningham says he’ll run for the Democratic nomination in next year’s primary in the 9th District. The 50-year-old says he was Hamilton’s campaign media director in… Continue reading Former Hamilton Aide To Seek 9th District Seat