In the wake of Tuesday’s primary election, around 200 Kentucky Republicans turned out for a unity rally Saturday at state GOP headquarters in Frankfort. The spotlight fell mostly on Senate President David Williams, the Republican gubernatorial nominee. After getting all of Tuesday’s winners to join him on stage, Williams launched into an attack on Gov.… Continue reading Kentucky Republicans Hold Unity Rally
Former federal administrator Hilda Legg of Somerset has officially requested a recanvass of the vote in the Republican primary for Kentucky Secretary of State. On Tuesday, Legg lost the primary by just over 1,100 votes to tea party favorite Bill Johnson of Elkton. The unofficial vote tally was 66,439 for Johnson, to Legg’s 65,325. Legg’s… Continue reading Legg Officially Requests Recanvass
by Angela Hatton, Kentucky Public Radio Former Republican secretary of state candidate Hilda Legg says she will seek a recanvass when the votes from Tuesday’s primary election are certified. Legg lost the GOP nomination to businessman Bill Johnson by fewer than 1,100 votes. Johnson’s political director James Young says they support the recanvass. “Because we… Continue reading Legg to Seek Recanvass in Secretary of State Primary
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,… Continue reading Johnson Declares Victory
Secretary of State Elaine Walker is predicting low voter turnout for Tuesday’s primary election in Kentucky, even though voter registration numbers are up. A record 2.9 million Kentuckians are now registered to vote. That’s 11,000 more than in the 2008 General Election, the previous record. But getting voters excited about Tuesday’s primary appears to be… Continue reading Walker Predicts Ten Percent Voter Turnout for Primary
Monday is the deadline to register to vote in Kentucky’s May 17th primary. Minors who will be 18 before the November 8th general election are eligible and entitled to register to vote in the primary. “The reason is because if you were old enough to vote in the general election then you clearly will be… Continue reading Deadline to Register to Vote in May Primary is Tomorrow
The poll places Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw and her running mate Bill Vermillion in second place with 10%. Louisville businessman Phil Moffett and his running mate, state Representative Mike Harmon, trail with 9%.
The filing deadline for public office in Kentucky has officially passed, confirming the lineup for this year’s statewide races. The primary is May 17th. Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh looks at the candidates who qualified on time, and some who didn’t.
Kentucky is a closed primary state, which means voters cannot cross party lines to vote for a candidate outside their party. The primary is May 17th, but if voters want to change their affiliation before the primary, they must do so by December 31st.
On Wednesday we’ll be looking back at the campaigns and the primary to talk about who won, who lost and what’s next. For Louisville Metro Mayor in the fall it will be a race between Greg Fischer, Hal Heiner and who knows how many independents. We know incumbent John Yarmuth will face Todd Lally for 3rd District US Congressman. It’s Rand Paul on the Republican side of the US Senate race, and Jack Conway for the Democrats. Join us with your election stories.You can also track the statewide results at this cool site from the Kentucky State Board of Elections. Listen to the Show