Election 2012

Voter Turnout Likely Low in Louisville

by Gabe Bullard on May 22, 2012

Voter turnout in Louisville could come in at a near-record low today.

The record for a four-year primary in Louisville is about 13 percent. Statewide turnout is expected to be 12 percent. Jefferson County Clerk’s office spokesman Nore Ghiabaudy local turnout is low, and he’s not sure where it will end up when polls close at 6 pm.

“We usually do a little bit better than statewide predictions,” he says. “It’d be nice if we could at least get 13 and it’d be nice if we got over 15.”

Presidential races sometimes draw higher turnout, as was the case four years ago, when about 40 percent of registered voters cast ballots. But with both parties’ nomination contests long-since decided, it’s up to loyal voters and those who are focused on city and state races to boost turnout.

Polls close at 6 pm.

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Pence Names Freshman State Lawmaker as Running Mate

by admin May 21, 2012

Republican Congressman Mike Pence has named freshman state Rep. Sue Ellspermann, R-Ferdinand, as his running mate in the Indiana governor’s race. The announcement was made Monday morning via e-mail to supporters and in Ellspermann’s hometown. Pence and Ellspermann plan to tour the state today and make stops in Evansville, Fort Wayne and Indianapolis. If Pence […]

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Donnelly Web Ad Highlights Mourdock Attacks on Lugar

by admin May 10, 2012

In an online ad, Senate Democratic candidate Joe Donnelly’s campaign criticizes the way Republican Richard Mourdock attacked longtime Sen. Dick Lugar Lugar, R-In., in their primary battle. Check it out: Mourdock upset the six-term Senator in the GOP primary earlier this week and the Indiana Senate race has been thrust into the national spotlight as […]

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Donnelly Comes Out Swinging Against Mourdock

by admin May 9, 2012

One day after the Indiana primary, Democratic Senate candidate Joe Donnelly has begun his campaign against Republican Richard Mourdock. Mourdock thumped longtime Sen. Dick Lugar Tuesday in a 20-point blowout that has received national attention for retiring a lawmaker considered a bipartisan statesman. But Democrats are confident that Mourdock’s conservative primary campaign will make him […]

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Rick Santorum Campaign Starts to Focus on Kentucky

by Kenny Colston March 20, 2012

Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum is starting to campaign in Kentucky. Santorum’s campaign has sent mailers to Louisville-area Republicans asking for their time and money. In the three-page letter, Santorum says he has the best grassroots political operation of any GOP candidate, then he asks for a $35 donation. The letter also asks potential supporters […]

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Pence Drawing Big Out-of-State Money

by admin November 21, 2011

Gearing up for next year’s Indiana gubernatorial election, Republican Congressman Mike Pence receiving heavy financial support from out-of-state contributors. The staunch conservative and Tea Party favorite is seeking the GOP nomination in the May primary against Republican Jim Wallace. Pence is considered the favorite, and the campaign contributions indicate he has an early advantage. According […]

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