Gabe Bullard, Phillip Bailey, Devin Katayama, Erica Peterson, Shelly Baskin and Stu Johnson contributed to this report. Democrats won five of the six statewide races on the ballot in Kentucky Tuesday. At the top of the ticket, incumbent Democrat Steve Beshear beat Republican challenger David Williams by nearly 20 points. In his victory speech, Beshear… Continue reading Democrats Victorious in Most Kentucky Elections
In one of the closest races of the evening, incumbent Democrat Todd Hollenbach won re-election as Kentucky treasurer over GOP challenger K.C. Crosbie. With 95 percent of precincts reporting, Hollenbach had 49 percent of the vote, to Crosbie’s 46 percent. Libertarian candidate Kenneth Moellman–who campaigned on a platform of eliminating the office of the treasurer–won… Continue reading Democrat Hollenbach Re-elected as Treasurer
In Frankfort this evening, Democrat Adam Edelen declared victory over Republican John Kemper. With 58 of precincts reporting, Edelen had 59 percent of the votes, to Kemper’s 41 percent.
The Associated Press is calling Kentucky’s Attorney General race for incumbent Democrat Jack Conway. With 57 percent of precincts reporting, Conway had 58 percent of the vote to Republican challenger Todd P’Pool’s 42 percent.
With more than 56 percent of precincts reporting, the Associated Press has called the Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner’s race for GOP candidate James Comer. Comer defeated Democrat Bob Farmer, and is the first Republican to win a race this evening.
With almost half of all precincts reporting, two races have been called for Democratic candidates. Incumbent Steve Beshear will retain the governorship, defeating GOP challenger and state Senate President David Williams. Lexington attorney Alison Lundergan Grimes has been elected Secretary of State, defeating Todd County businessman Bill Johnson by an overwhelming margin.
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Democratic supporters are making their way into the Kentucky Convention Center in Frankfort, with the band “The Torque” setting a celebratory mood as counting begins in Eastern Kentucky. Attorney General Jack Conway was among the first of the Democratic candidates to arrive at the convention center. Conway says he’s confident in today’s vote, but says… Continue reading Live Blog From Frankfort: 7:00 Hour
by Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio Independent gubernatorial candidate Gatewood Galbraith and his supporters are gathering at the Crown Plaza in his hometown of Lexington. Galbraith has run for governor several times and he says if this is not his night, it will be somebody’s else’s turn to take on the two major political parties.… Continue reading Awaiting Results in Lexington, Galbraith Touts Honesty, Good Ideas